• Newport Carnival - bringing joy to the streets of the Isle of Wight

  • In 2021 we are celebrating 99 consecutive years!

Saturday 17th July 2021

Marching Bands in the Square


Newport Carnival!

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, before finishing in the square ready for the Grand Christmas Lights Switch On.

Key Carnival Dates


Do you know somebody who would be ideal to be apart of our carnival queens this year?

If so come along to our carnival queens selection night. Details via the link below.


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.


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.

Get Involved!

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 trun 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 apart of Newport Carnival this summer, then please do not hesitate and get in touch.