archive-title Carnivals


A very warm welcome to Carnival Isle!

Us Islanders just love any excuse to dress up and get involved in some serious fun!  Why not be one of the thousands of people who line our streets and join us at one of our many events which are on at various times throughout the day/night.  Be sure to arrive early to bag yourselves a great vantage point!  Carnivals are held in each of our major Towns. There are main carnival events, Children's parades & illuminated ones too and don't forget to look out for any fantastic firework displays because we have it all going on!  Our carnivals are full of beautiful colourful costumes, jovial participants, fantastic floats & street/balloon sellers all served up in a fun-filled carnival atmosphere. Ryde Carnival is reputed to be the oldest established carnival in England. The first true event was held in 1888 but the real origins extend a year further back, to Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, of 1887. Please click on the links below for full up-to-date information, submission forms and contact details - Wishing you all a wonderful time with your loved ones, family and friends.

Newport Carnival

Sandown Carnival

Shanklin Carnival

Ventnor Carnival

Cowes Carnival

Ryde Carnival

St. Helens Carnival

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