The whole of the Isle of Wight is carnival crazy! With well over 20 different public events each summer and several more throughout the year, thousands of locals and groups from further afield gather to entertain tens of thousands of residents and visitors alike.
With 5 significant public events of our own, each year we aim to make our events bigger, brighter and better than those that have gone before!
To this end our main summer carnivals have now developed into "all-day" affairs with pre-carnival entertainments and events taking place around the town well into the evenings when our fantastic processions bring the events to a memorable conclusion.
All Sandown Carnival events are FREE to attend, staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers who endlessly fund raise to ensure that future events can continue to take place.
The 2015 Carnival Development Fund is now OPEN for applications. You can download an application form HERE or pick one up from the Carnival Outlet on the High Street. The closing date is Friday 29th May 2015.
Here are some of last year's winners...
Sandown's Carnival Queens selection takes place on Friday 17th April at Browns Golf Course. Registration is from 6:00pm until 7:00pm with judging commencing at 6:30pm. Entrants must be aged 9 or above on the day, live in the PO36 postcode area and be available for all of our carnival events throughout the summer.
Thank you to our outgoing queens Sasha, Kimberley, Katie, Sadie and Baylee - we hope you had a great summer!