Tomorrow the streets of Luton, Bedfordshire, will come alive to brightly coloured costumes and the sounds of soca and calypso from trucks and sound systems, along with everything else you associate with a Caribbean-inspired carnival.
Now in its 41st year, Luton Carnival gets going at midday in Wardown Park, and the main carnival parade starts at 1.30pm. It pulls out into New Bedford Road, curves round into Stockingstone Road and on to Old Bedford Road where the judging will take place before turning right into Cromwell Hill and back to New Bedford Road. Festivities draw to a close at 6pm.
In addition to the colourful parade, audiences can enjoy sound sites, food from all cultures, fairground rides and experience lots of fun activities for all the family.
More than 40 mas bands are taking part including local mas band Rampage, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary.
For more information please visit the carnival website at www.carnivalarts.org.uk