Kick off the Isle of Wight Carnival Season with Newport Carnival!
In 2023 we will be celebrating our 101 years!

Main Procession

Saturday 22nd July 2023
Newport Carnival's Main Procession is the first of the Isle of Wight Carnival Season. This takes place at the end of July.

Sadly our Main Carnival was cancelled in 2023 due to poor weather… however, our Illuminated procession was a great success! 

Our 2024 Main Carnival date is Saturday 20th July 2024. 

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Come along and support Newport Carnival at our Main Carnival Procession on Saturday 22nd July 2023.

There will be a vehicle-only parade which will be setting off from South Street shortly before the main procession, which starts at 19:00.

In 2022, Newport Carnival celebrated their centenary year with the biggest carnival Newport has seen ‘since the 80’s‘ – as remarked by many. 

The team are working tirelessly behind the scenes to put on a spectacular display once again – we are inviting anyone who wishes to take part, to do so!

Shademakers, who performed at the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant last year, will be taking part with their 250-member group in our main procession. 

If you only attend one carnival this year, you best make sure Newport Main is the one! 

Last year we said there will not be one this big again… however, we can certainly try!

See you all on Saturday 22nd July – We suggest you arrive by 18:30 and find somewhere along the route to watch this procession.

We anticipate that the carnival will prove popular so finding a good vantage point is wise.

South Street and High Street are genuinely popular, however, further out along Trafalgar Road and the Mall can be a little quieter.

There will also be an illuminated procession which takes place on Thursday 24th August, not so big but still going to be one to watch if you can make it!



Church Litten, South Street & Town Lane

You will be told in advance where to form up. 



You Must Register!

You can register your entry at the traffic lights at the bottom of Church Litten that meets South Street.



The Procession Departs Church Litten, South Street & Town Lane

The procession cascades its way around Newport before ending at The Quay.

Take Part in Newport Carnival!

Newport Carnival welcomes all entries that wish to take part in their annual carnival processions. 

Whether you wish to enter a vehicle, float, push along trolly, a group of people or a singular entry, we would like to hear from you. 

Throwback to Newport Carnival 2022

In 2022, Newport Carnival put on a spectacular display for its centenary year with Newport’s biggest carnival in 40 years. 

Celebrating 100 years of Newport Carnival, the organisers did not disappoint with many sleepless nights ensuring the day was a success. 

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Newport Carnival Route

Both Newport Carnival’s Main & Illuminated Processions leave Church Litten, Town Lane & South Street at the scheduled start time which will follow the ‘Long Route’.

Follow the link below to download the route map larger with a list of road names the route follows.