The Island's Friendliest Carnival!

Family Fun since 1889

The Isle of Wight is carnival crazy! With well over 20 different public events each summer and several more throughout the year, hundreds of locals and groups from further afield gather to entertain thousands of residents and visitors alike.

All Sandown Carnival events are FREE to attend, staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers who fundraise throughout the year. Many people congratulate us on being the Island's friendliest carnival!

Meet The Team


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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