Leeds Carnival 2018: What time does the parade start and what is the route?

The countdown to Leeds West Indian Carnival has begun.

Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, 12:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, 12:35 pm

The most colourful event in the city's calendar takes place this Bank Holiday weekend in Chapeltown.

Leeds Carnival 2018; Full list of road closuresEvents will run across all three days, centred on Potternewton Park - but the main attraction is the annual carnival parade, which takes place on Bank Holiday Monday.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 2pm - although last year it was almost an hour late.

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The route it will take is as follows:-

- Potternewton Park to the junction of Harehills Lane and Roundhay Road

- Roundhay Road to Chapeltown Road

- Harehills Avenue back to Potternewton Park

Things to bring to Carnival

- Hand sanitiser - there are hundreds of food and drink stalls

- Cash - not all stalls will take card payments

- A sling or harness for babies - it can be difficult to manoeuvre a pushchair in the crowd

- Plenty of water

- Comfy shoes

- A bumbag - this is the best way to keep your valuables secure while watching the parade

What not to bring

- Your car - parking is very limited in the area and spaces fill up quickly. Most people arrive by bus or on foot.