The 2017 Carnival is going to be bigger and better than ever!

(full details posted here soon!)

  • More marching bands!
  • Parade Loops through town and ends on Wood Street
  • More music!
  • Music event on Caterbury Road after parade
  • Even Better Weather! (not actually a promise)

So get involved!  

The carnival is run by the town for the town

  • Make a float (we can help with the transport)
  • Come along and help to sew the famous bunting
  • Donate some of your time to help organise
  • Donate a truck, trailer or massive papier mache swan
  • Become a marshal for a day (fluorescent jacket and walkie-talkie provided)


Just turn up, cheer and laugh at the parade, chuck a few coins in the buckets then go and have a mosh with the bands! That's OK!

LATE MAY BANK HOLIDAY Weekend 25th ​- 27th May 2019