Colours of the festival
The excitement created by the first Oistins Fish Parade provided a fitting climax to the 34th annual Oistins Fish Festival.
Over 150 children in beautifully airbrushed aquamarine and white costumes paraded Monday along the streets from Dover to Oistins. The young and vibrant revellers were the embodiment of the theme Moving The Ocean Up To The Streets as their costumes depicted sailors, fish and other beautiful aspects of the ocean.
They braved the afternoon heat as they converged at the Dover Playing Field, giving tourists in the area an opportunity to take in the costumes and merriment generated by the carnival-styled festival parade, conceptualized to give a cultural boost to the festival.
The organizer, well known designer Betty West, who also joined the parade, said that judging from the response the parade was expected to become a fixture on the Oistins Fish Festival schedule.