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.0