The carnival isn't just about the procession. This year there's a day of activity on Saturday with dancing, activities, live music and much more. So make the most of it and arrive in the morning for a day and a night of entertainment.

Taking to the stage at the Cornhill there'll be live entertainment from 10.30am with Harry Winchester followed by Molly and the Kings, Jordan Hill and Flossy & Boo’s Curiosity Shop at lunchtime.

That's followed by Snog, Ashley Quinn, Molly and the Kings and Two Tone at around three o'clock.There's more music from the King B Blues Brothers and Snog as it gets dark and the carnival approaches.

Live in Angel Place Shopping Centre are another set of free entertainment including a performance from a mass choir at 10am with face painting, a one man band, a magician and lots more besides to keep the children happy.

Meanwhile in the High Street there's another stage with music and action from the likes of Flossy & Boo’s Curiosity Shop Bang On! and students from the Bridgwater College Performing Arts taking your through to the evening. The High Street is also the scene for performances from Chameleon Battonettes from 10.40am, the Somerset Sapphires, Nathaniel Howell, comedy from Matthew Barnard, Batala Portsmouth and Samba Galez through to the evening

Don't miss the Children’s Dancing Parade 2.15pm and the Children’s Lantern Parade at 3.45pm in the gathering gloom of a November evening.

There's more music at St Mary’s Church from noon featuring The Wells City Band and Somerset Songbirds Choir 14.15 – 14.45

Children will love appearances in town from Malcolm the Magician, Polly Pilgrim the Pirate, and the Harlequin Stiltwalker throughout the day.

Then there's the procession itself which begins at 7pm and continues until 10.30pm. If that wasn't enough there's the finale of the Grand Squibbing Display at 10.45pm in the High Street. By then you'll be ready for bed - or maybe one last drink in celebration of a wonderful day.