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Crowds of 10,000 expected to join in Coronation Carnival celebrations on Morecambe Promenade

Around 10,000 people are expected to party on the Promenade at the Morecambe Coronation Carnival.

Organisers are putting the finishing touches to today's giant street party and festivities which will take place throughout the day in the town.

The weather is expected to be dry and sunny as people enjoy a coronation lunch on tables stretching potentially from the Battery to Morecambe Town Hall.

"We are expecting over 10,000 people today and the coronation parade will be a mile-long celebration of all the diverse local organisations which are at the heart of our community here in Morecambe," said Luke Trevaskis, chief executive officer of organisers Morecambe Town Council.

"Our iconic Promenade has been awash with red, white and blue all week and today will not disappoint. From Brazilian dancers to drag queens, everybody is going all out to celebrate this unique milestone in our history. 

"With Eden Project on the horizon, this is a new era for Morecambe and the town is ready to open its next chapter in style."

The full line-up is as follows:

10am-noon: Free family activities on Morecambe beach (next to the Eric statue)

11.30am - A Wild Royal Swim: The Morecambe Mallows take a dip on the Prom in red, white and blue swimming costumes

1pm-4pm: A picnic on the Promenade: Morecambe's Big Coronation Lunch

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1.45pm - Display by Morecambe RNLI lifeboat crew

2pm - Cutting of the coronation cake

2.15pm - Trees of hope: Write a note of inspiration on a crown and hand it on a 'Tree of Hope'

6pm - Live music and DJ near the Midland hotel

9pm - Fireworks on the Stone Jetty

Related Story: Street party record attempt will form part of Morecambe Coronation Carnival celebrations - Beyond Radio

There are other major events taking place locally to celebrate the coronation including in Lancaster and Carnforth

Coronation of King Charles III: Round-up of local events - Beyond Radio

The coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla took place on Saturday at Westminster Abbey. Photo by PA Media.

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