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Shaftesbury Carnival

When? 30 September 2023
Where? Shaftesbury

  • Shaftesbury Carnival
  • Shaftesbury Carnival
  • Shaftesbury Carnival

For over a 145 years, Shaftesbury carnival has brought a variety of colour and light to the high street for one day a year. The carnival has heritage surrounding the hospital and we celebrate the carnival with a week of events. These range from bingo to money miles.

Carnival day sees the children's procession in the afternoon where over 250 children dress up and walk the smaller route and once the sun drops, we see the grand illuminated parade. This sees the streets filled with over 50 entries from walkers to 100ft carts (floats).

‚ÄčEntirely run by volunteers, Shaftesbury Carnival has been growing year on year, raising thousands annually for local charities.

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