The event looked to be a great success for the town, and looks certain to be repeated next year, according to Mayor Wyn Thomas.
The day’s festivities started in St Catherine’s Walk, with the Battle of the Marching Bands, which featured the Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band and the Swansea Pipe Band among others.
These bands then joined the parade, which started in King Street, and travelled past the Guildhall and along Lammas Street to Carmarthen Park. Carnival fever had obviously seized the town, and a number of floats and walking entries brightened up a grey bank holiday weekend.
Cllr Wyn Thomas remembered the ‘golden age’ of Carmarthen Carnival, and said that relaunching the event offered younger generations ‘a taste’ of what the carnival was about, before suggesting that the event would be returning next year.
Two prizes were awarded for the best floats, but a special commendation was given to Dr M’z for their entry.
The winners were LHP with a Jungle Book-themed entry, and the award for the best youth float, which was supported by the Cameron Comey Memorial Trust, went to the Mini Players with their Aladdin float.
Carmarthen Park was packed with stalls from local businesses, and the whole town got into the carnival spirit, with Carmarthen Market offering free face painting all morning and other businesses joining in the fun as well!
It seems that Carmarthen Carnival is back to stay, and it seems that next year will be even bigger and better than this year,