Each year, Burnham on Crouch hosts a wonderful illuminated procession on the last Saturday in September.

The event, organised by the Carnival Committee, draws thousands of visitors to the town. The procession usually starts as dusk falls around 7.30pm at the Clock Tower. It then runs up the length of the High Street and much of Station Road. The pavements are barricaded for safety reasons.

Local and regional groups create illuminated floats which have ranged in the past to a giant sinking Titanic to bicycle biplanes, from a steam-punk, steam-puffing orrery to a whale. In recent years the final display has been provided by performers from the Notting Hill carnival.

The procession is usually over by around 9.30pm.