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Civic Events in Dalbeattie
Dalbeattie Civic Daze organises Community events and Celebrations in and around Dalbeattie.
Although in the past there was a Civic Week celebration, this had fallen by the wayside since, as with all such organisations, it is often left to a few volunteers who eventually become exhausted with the continual effort.
Dalbeattie missed its civic celebrations, however, so in 2007 a group of residents formed what is now known as Dalbeattie Civic Daze Committee with the primary aim of reviving a sense of civic unity and pride in Dalbeattie. As in the past, the key event was the Parade on Civic Week Saturday, and this took place, despite pouring rain, on August 10th. There were many floats and also Entries on foot. What was clear was the amount of effort and commitment so many people had made to participate in the Parade. With the weather being so bad, it could have been a washout, but the people of Dalbeattie also made the effort and turned out to line the streets and cheer the length of the Parade.
Since its revival in 2007, Civic Week has gone from strength to strength with many and varied activities and events throughout Civic Week, not to mention the many fundraising events throughout the year which makes it all possible.For further information contact Keith Dickie on 01556 610143 or visit the Civic Daze website.
The Parade is not the only event, however as there are fun and games in Colliston Park on the Saturday and on the Sunday, and in order to raise funds to enable this to happen, there is always a range of activities and events before Civic week itself.
See the photos from the 2012 Civic Daze Parade here.
Since 2007 the Civic Daze Committee has expanded its activities and now organise the annual Flower and Produce Show and, for the first time in 2012, Dalbeattie had it's first venture into a half marathon. Click here for further details and here for photographs of the event.