Kick off the Isle of Wight Carnival Season with Newport Carnival!
Main: 7pm 20th July 2024 | Illuminated: 9pm 22nd August 2024

Newport Carnival announce their Royalty for 2024

After a successful Royalty Selection Evening at the Newport Parish Centre on Saturday 13th April 2024, Newport Carnival can announce its 4 members for the 2024 float, with 2 reserves and for the first time in Newport’s history, we have a boy on the team. Congratulations to Rosie, Willow, Violet and Delilah who have all […]

Vote for Riverfest in the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards 2024

Vote For Us

The Newport Carnival & Community Events Association team are delighted that Riverfest, our free, family-friendly, has been nominated in the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards 2024! Riverfest has been nominated for ‘BEST ISLAND EVENT’ Voting is now open to pick your best island event, and we hope you pick us! It’s simple to do, […]

Here’s to Newport Carnival 2024! We welcome our committee for the season ahead


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 Thornton 🔶 Secretary – Chelsea Milton 🔶 Treasurer – Grant Norsworthy 🔶 Royalty Team Lead […]

Newport’s Isle of Wight Summer Carnival Season 2023

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 Carnivals were all cancelled due to the weather. One of our Car Boot sales was […]

Newport Main Carnival & Daytime Entertainment cancelled due to the poor weather forecast

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 hit, Granny Turismo, a social media sensation that has become viewed in the millions. The […]

Newport Carnival announce their Royalty for 2023

After a successful Royalty Selection Evening at our Easter Party on Good Friday, 7th April 2023, Newport Carnival can now announce its 6 all-girl team, for the year ahead. Listed are the chosen 6 girls who were picked from over a dozen people who entered this year’s Royalty Selection Evening, one of the most popular […]

June Winchcombe, Chair of Newport Carnival for 2 decades, passes aged 79

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce that June Winchcombe, Chair of Newport Carnival for over 2 decades, has sadly passed away. June took over Newport Carnival at the start of the Millennium when it was at risk of being scrapped altogether. June, with a very small team of volunteers, worked tirelessly to carry […]

Newport Carnival mourns the passing of Cowes Carnival’s Bob Hammond

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Bob Hammond of Cowes Carnival who passed away at the start of February 2023. This week the Island’s Carnival Scene lost one of the nicest guys around. Bob Hammond was a long-serving member, organiser and float builder of Cowes Carnival. Bob sadly passed away this […]

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from Newport Carnival

The team at Newport Carnival wishes you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.  We thank each and everyone one of you who made our 100th-year celebrations one to remember, it has been truly incredible. Let’s make 2023 just as spectacular as 2022 was! See you soon.