Wirksworth Carnival ​& Well Dressings

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY Weekend 27th - 29th May 2017

Be in the PARADE!!

Come along & walk, float, fly, wiggle, dance & sing in the parade

May Bank Holiday Monday


Can You Help?

From marshall's, the loan of a vehicle, stalls, entertainers to Mickey Mouse 

we invite people to participate 

If you have a service to offer/hire 

let us know!

Visit Wirksworth Carnival Needs You for information on how you can be involved

    Wirksworth Carnival Parade 2013 

The Joker

   Wirksworth Carnival Parade 2013 

  Mickey & Minnie

    Wirksworth Carnival Parade 2013 

    Willy Wonka Float

Wirksworth Carnival & Parade


Each year Wirksworth hosts a weekend of entertainment, including rides for children, music, five-a-side football, a running race, stalls, entertainers and a fantastic parade. 


The Carnival runs in support of the Well Dressings and aims to unite the community, local areas and visitors. 


In April 2013, a new committee was elected to save the

tradition, which has been running since 1827. 


The committee have a mission to keep the tradition strong,

bring in fresh ideas and unite the community. In the future,

the plan is to raise enough money to continue the events 

​and give to local facilities. 


Thank you to everyone for making 2015's Carnival a roaring 

success - it was fantastic to see so many people taking 

part and we were amazed at the amount of spectators.

Please keep your ideas coming in and if you want to take

part in 2016's carnival - get in touch! 


Take a look at our Parade Gallery to view past Carnivals

(See the big kids dressed up and secretly enjoying it!)