THOUSANDS of people are expected to turn out for the return of Kelty Children's Gala tomorrow (Saturday).

Families can enjoy live music performances, pay-as-you-go fairground rides and a free fun zone at the Princesses and Superheroes themed event.

The day will begin with a parade from the Cocklaw Street industrial estate, down Main Street and along Bath Street before reaching the public park.

There will be face painting, seven different inflatables and remote control boats in a pond for children to enjoy.

Debbie Armstrong, chair of the gala committee, said she hopes the day is affordable for anyone who wants to come along.

She said: "I hope there's a bit of a buzz.

"There will be community stalls, tombolas and fun fair rides.

"Our royal party is made up of children from the two primary schools - Kelty and St Joseph's.

"We are expecting roughly 3,000 to 4,000 people but we don't really monitor it.

"We are encouraging shops to decorate - the best will be judged the night before the gala by the new Kelty Hearts director."

The gala will clash with Dunfermline Children's Gala, making things difficult for organisers, Debbie explained.

But the success of a special disco held last week has been promising for the popularity of this year's event.

Floats on show at the parade, starting at 11.30am, will be manned by Kelty dance troop Dynamic Dance and Kelty Wish Association.

Walking in the procession will be Kelty Scouts, Kelty Hearts youth team, both schools, Kelty nursery, Dunfermline Kings American Football team, two pipe bands, an accordion band and a brass band.

There will also be stilt walkers and vintage fire engines.