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Fantastic floats and family entertainment on a Friday night
Now in its 52nd year, the second largest pageant in South Australia is rolling into town on Friday, 2 December. Starting from the corner of Main Road and Gulfview Road (next to Hungry Jacks), at 6.30pm, over 70 floats will make their way along Main Road before turning into right Young Street and finishing on Waite Street Reserve.
Make sure you get there early to get the best viewing position - around 10,000 people are expected to come along to watch the exciting spectacle.
Local schools, businesses, organisations and services all get involved with this great community event, and you're sure to see some imaginative and creative floats – participants drive, ride, walk, dance and even cartwheel in the parade. Look out for dance groups and calisthenics clubs demonstrating their moves, local vets with animals of all shapes and sizes, car clubs to give you a bit of nostalgia, the CFS and lots lots more.
There are plenty of marching bands to get you in the tapping your toes - and it's the one time of the year you get to see camels walking down Blackwood's main road! Santa Claus and his sleigh will be bringing up the rear, before spreading some more Christmas cheer at the fair on Waite Street Reserve.
Once again, Coromandel Rotary Club is hosting this fabulous fair so spectators can continue the celebrations. With BBQs, fairy floss and more, there is plenty of food and drink to keep you refreshed, and kids will love the face painting, merry-go-round, entertaining clowns and bouncy castle too.
Don't forget to pop in to see the Christmas trees at the Christmas Tree festival too in the Blackwood Community Centre on Young Street.
Organised by Blackwood Lions Club in conjunction with Sam Duluck MP, and assistance from Blackwood Rotary Club, over 1500 people are involved with the Blackwood Pageant.