Official Announcement

New year's Day Celebrations 2021

It is with much regret that Sandown Carnival Association announce the cancellation of its New Years Day Celebrations for 2021.

Unfortunately due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic it is not possible or safe to hold a large public gathering in the near future.

We had hoped that the virus would have subsided allowing this event to go ahead but after the new government restrictions and rising cases on the Island it has become clear that we cannot hold an event of this sort whilst keeping our volunteers or the thousands of spectators safe.

With continued uncertainty ahead we wish you all a safe, happy & healthy winter and we will keep everything crossed in the hope that we can again bring you all our much loved and attended events in 2021.

“The noblest art is that of making others happy”

Sandown Carnival Team
5th November 2020

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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