Official Announcement

2021 Events CANCELLED

We're very sorry to announce that, for the second year running, Sandown Carnival Association has decided it won't be able to put on its popular summer parades. This is because ongoing Covid restrictions affect the preparations our carnival participants need, and we're not confident we can meet all the safety measures likely to be required for the staging of public events in the coming months.

It means that, once again, our Main Carnival and Children's Carnival in July, and Illuminated Carnival in August, won't take place.

We are actively looking at ways we could offer residents and visitors other forms of safe involvement and entertainment in 2021, and we remain hopeful we'll be able to stage our New Year's Day fireworks event at the start of 2022.

Sandown Carnival Committee
9th April 2021

Our Main Events

Children's Day

A whole day of free family oriented fun culminating in our costume parade around the town...

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Main Carnival

Summer music and fun followed by one of the Isle of Wight's largest and most colourful parades!

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Illuminated Carnival

An afternoon of family friendly beach sports and entertainment before our night-time parade...

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New Year's Day

The Island's biggest and best FREE firework display from the end of Sandown Pier!

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We also run a number of FUNdraising activities throughout the summer, including a Car Treasure Hunt, Quiz Night and child-friendly competitions such as our walking treasure hunt and window spotting.

Want to support Carnival?

It costs around £40,000 per year to put on our events and to take part in other Island carnivals. Find out about our fundraising efforts and how you can volunteer

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