This year Newbury Carnival will be on Sunday 16th July. The Carnival Parade will start at 2pm and the procession will wind through the Town Centre and finish in Park Way. The Carnival Fete will again be in Victoria Park.

The Newbury Carnival Committee would like to invite all the community to help choose an exciting theme for Newbury Carnival 2017. The theme will need to be wide-ranging and simple to suit the huge range of charities, schools, nurseries, businesses, activity groups and charities that love to take part every carnival year. Newbury Carnival is held every other year and the last three themes have been:

  • 2011 – Going for Gold
  • 2013 – Travels through Time: Past, Present and Future
  • 2015 – Heroes and Villains

It is free to enter the Carnival Parade and walking and dancing entries are as welcome and as effective as the decorated floats. There are prizes for the best entries.

Carnival Parade Entries already received for 2017 include: Stagecoach Newbury and Marlborough; Community Youth Project; Newbury Friends of Save the Children and the Reading Scottish Pipe Band. Ian Green from Community Youth Group said “We had a great time in 2015 and young people still talk about their entry”.

Please choose your preferred way of contacting us or sharing your theme idea: