Official Announcement

from Sandown Carnival Association

After much thought and careful consideration, and following the statement issued by the Prime Minister on 10th May 2020, the committee of Sandown Carnival Association have, with much regret, decided to cancel this year's Sandown Carnival programme of events.

Unfortunately, we cannot ensure that social distancing, which may well be still in place for the Carnival season, can be managed during our events. We have to consider everyone's safety as our top priority. As we cannot ensure the complete safety of our volunteers, queens and spectators at this time, we have reluctantly had to take the decision to cancel.

However, following the huge success of our New Year's Day fireworks to mark the start of 2020, we very much hope that we will be able to kick off our programme for 2021 in the same way once again by organising a New Year's Day Fireworks Spectacular. We will be posting more details about this event in due course.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us in the past and we look forward to celebrating in true festival style next year.

Take care and stay safe,

Sandown Carnival Committee
11th May 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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