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Newport Carnival

Isle of Wight

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


Newport Main

Saturday 22nd July 2023

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 24th August 2022

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

You'll love it!

Without you, the wonderful public, carnivals would just not happen on the Isle of Wight.

If you wish to take part or to find out more information on how to get involved, click the link below.

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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.