& Community Events Association
Kick off the Isle of Wight Carnival Season in Newport!
The Isle of Wight comes alive at the thought of carnivals and what a great way to kick off the carnival season with making your way to Newport Carnival.
Traditionally, Newport has been the first carnival of the summer carnival season, with the first procession being at the end of July, normally around the time Schools break up for their summer holidays.
It’s not just the one procession that takes place here in Newport, there is also another, Illuminated procession that fills the central town of the Island with colour and light.
Throughout the year, Newport Carnival hosts other events such as their popular Christmas Parade that cascades around the town, kickstarting the festive season.
Saturday 20th July 2024
Watch the streets come alive as the first carnival of the summer season starts at Newport.
If you wish to take part or to find out more information on this year’s main procession, click the link below.
Thursday 22nd August 2024
The illuminated procession will bring colour to the streets of Newport, watch the magic unfold.
If you wish to take part or to find out more information on this year’s illuminated procession, click the link below.
Saturday 11th May 2023
Come along to Riverfest, a fun, free, family event that takes place on The Quay in Newport.
Riverfest is organised and run by Newport Carnival & Community Events Association.
Newport Carnival News
Last week Newport Carnival held their annual general meeting which saw a great turnout as we agreed on who’s taking up which role for the year ahead. 🔶 Chair – Paddy McHugh 🔶 Vice Chair – Helen Norsworthy & Shane
Well, what a year that was, we lost nearly half a dozen carnivals, including Newport Main which was a massive blow for us as we had so much planned. Shanklin Carnival was the worst hit, their Children’s, Main and Illuminated
Newport Carnival has announced the cancellation of their 2023’s main carnival procession and daytime entertainment in light of the forecasted adverse weather tomorrow (Saturday). There was going to be a whole host of entertainment throughout the day with their headline
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We are always welcoming new people to the carnival scene and anyone wishing to take part in the parade can do so, free of charge!
All you have to do is turn up with a float or on foot with a theme and you’ll be entered.
We pick our Carnival Queens around April so make sure you look out for that if you or you know of someone who might be interested.
If you wish to find out more on how to be a part of Newport Carnival this summer, then please do not hesitate and get in touch.