ORGANISERS of Huddersfield Carnival have promised that this year's event will be bigger and better than ever.
Extra efforts are being made for the July event, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
The Caribbean-themed carnival will feature a procession through Huddersfield town centre, concerts and entertainment at Greenhead Park.
There will also be an after- carnival party at the Hudawi Cultural Centre on Great Northern Street, Hillhouse.
Carnival committee chairman Henry Cudjoe said: "This year's Huddersfield Carnival event will be much bigger than previous years. We are proud to provide such a wide range of entertainment for the people of Kirklees to enjoy."
The celebrations start on Friday, July 9, with the Carnival Queen event at Huddersfield Town Hall.
Designers and community groups will display costumes and the senior and junior carnival queens will be chosen.
The Jazz Jamaica band will be performing.
On July 10 a procession of floats will leave the Hudawi Centre at 1pm. It will reach Greenhead Park at 4pm.
Entertainment at the park will run from noon until 8pm.
There will be performances from Dancing Fly, African roots reggae band Kente, Huddersfield's North Stars Steel Orchestra and Grenada soca music star Squeezy, backed by The Shango Band.
Main acts will be supported by local artists. The Young Blud Entertainment Stage will feature local dancers, DJs, musicians and singers.
Non-musical attractions will include a fairground, food stalls, art and crafts, quad bikes, radio broadcasts African drumming workshops, a fun run for Comic Relief and football.
* Would-be stewards are meeting at The Media Centre, Northumberland Street, at 7pm on Wednesday.