The dates have been confirmed for Weymouth's comeback carnival in 2021 – as organisers reveal more details of the summer extravaganza.

As reported, a new band of volunteers with different levels of experience and expertise have got together to resurrect and reboot the carnival after the event collapsed.

They have formed a community interest company, aiming to be more self-sufficient, and are looking to bring the carnival back next year so they have more time to prepare and put on something special.

A weekend date was being considered for the new community carnival, moving away from the traditional third Wednesday in August, so as to involve more locals and to ensure both residents and visitors could enjoy watching it. Organisers also wanted to extend it over a few days.

The date for Weymouth Carnival 2021 has now been confirmed as Friday, August 13, Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15.

It will begin with a exciting new event on the Friday evening – details have yet to be announced – with other events spread out over the weekend.

If organisers do secure the Red Arrows – and they are looking for a sponsor to fund the display – they will perform on the Saturday, while the Sunday is reserved for the grand procession which will follow the traditional route from the Pavilion to Lodmoor.

On procession day the seafront will be closed all day from the Pavilion to the King's Statue.

Throughout the weekend events will be happening in different 'zones' including Hope Square, town centre shopping streets, the beach, seafront, Pavilion peninsula and the harbourside.

Organisers are not revealing details of all the events lined up as they are still in the planning stages. However they have confirmed there will be a beach stage with music and activities, plus there will be traditional stalls on the seafront.

Committee chairman Elysia Jade Munday said: "Our committee have fresh, exciting plans to bring the event up-to-date, and in addition have also taken time to rethink treasured traditions to nurture the nostalgia and return a little magic to our town – we can't wait to share our ideas with you all."

Elysia said plans to put on a small-scale event this year – a chance to say 'farewell' to the carnivals of old – have been ditched to give the committee more time to focus on the 2021 event.

However the committee aim to put on a few fundraising events this year.

For more information see the new carnival website and Facebook page.