Spalding Flower Parade

The Spalding Flower Parade is on tomorrow and starts at 2pm.The history of the parade dates way back to the 1920’s and 1930’s. The jubilee in 1935 for King George V and Queen Mary coincided with the time the tulips were in flowers and in 1948 the Tulip Week was organised with a 25 mile tour through villages and country lanes to show the best fields and by 1959 Spalding had their first parade which after a few years became world famous and more popular than the actual tulip fields.

There is a different theme for the parade each year and a single float can be as much as 50 feet in length and decorated by as many as 100,000 tulip heads. They have a new Flower Queen Float and a trumpet fanfare and the theme this year is Food Glorious Food. It will be a great day out with marching bands, live music and street entertainers.