Kick off the Isle of Wight Carnival Season with Newport Carnival!
Main: 7pm 20th July 2024 | Illuminated: 9pm 22nd August 2024
Newport Carnival
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The Isle of Wight's Home Town Carnival
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Newport Carnival in 2023
The Illuminated Procession was one of the best illuminated processions we've seen in years!
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Newport Carnival

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.


Newport Main

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.


Newport Illuminated

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.

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We Need You!

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.