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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Medina Marching Band loses their heart & soul, chairman Kevin Hayward of 3 decades, having passed away aged 64
Kevin Hayward, chairman, leader and friend of Medina Marching Band, passed away on Sunday night (12th February 2023) aged 64 following a 4-year battle with Lymphoma. Lymphoma is a very rare type of cancer which was found to be within Kevin’s brain, which is hard to treat due to its complex location. (Article supplied by […]
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 […]
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.
Newport Carnival Christmas Parade returns to Newport on Saturday 3rd December 2022 with Step into Christmas
Newport Carnival is returning for its first Christmas Carnival Parade since 2019 having had the last 2 planned events cancelled due to the pandemic. The team have been working around the clock to bring a new and improved Christmas Parade back to the streets of Newport in 2022. Following feedback from 2019, this year we […]
A new Halloween Spooks Night brought to you by Newport Carnival is set to take place on Friday 28th October 2022 at The Riverside Centre on The Quay. The event, which has been supported by Harwards Garage’s Forecourt & Community Action Isle of Wight, is set to take place between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. There will […]
Newport Carnival will be for the first time in 3 years holding their popular Christmas Carnival parade around Newport on Saturday 3rd December 2022. There will be a number of other activities going on throughout the day including a new market traders event. More details will be released in due course.