Devizes Carnival

Sunday 4th October
Entrant registration from TBC
Parade sets of at TBC

Leaving the Green at TBC, the Devizes Carnival Procession brings the town alive with vibrant walking groups, floats, bands and more with thousands of people lining the streets along our 2km route.

Carnival parade map

This is an exceptional year like no other, we call upon the community to come together to make this the biggest celebration of community togetherness for everyone after a very difficult period.  

We have postponed the Carnival to what we hope is a safe date, this will enable us time to work with you and our local schools to make this Carnival really special.   

The theme this year is ‘Go Wild’ – which we will need to do when we get to October after so much time in isolation!  

We have an exciting lead float being built by ‘And Now’ who will be creating an Arc, more details to follow.  We are looking for walking entries to follow the Arc in two’s as is traditional – it can be anything – 2 disco dancers, 2 sumo wrestlers – it’s up to you. Why not join in; you’ve plenty of time to get your costumes together. Please complete an entry form so we know who is going to join the section.    

While you are at home looking forward to the end of this crisis why not put you time to good use and make a costume, if you don’t want to participate in the parade why not collect materials for schools to use or make some elements that we can incorporate in our costume making.  

We will post links to tutorials on our facebook Carnival event page as well as here, if you are on facebook and you’ve made anything ready for Carnival we’d love to see your pictures.  

Carnival is the culmination of a great deal of hard work on the part of everyone involved to create the spectacle we are treated to each year.  

Only those who register are eligible to be judged for a prize which is open to the smallest walking entry to the largest float.  Judges will be looking for entries that show creativity, innovation and consider the environment in their entries.  


We are very grateful for investment from Arts Council England and Devizes Town Council which allow Carnival to happen and to Devizes Area Board who have supported us to deliver workshops to local schools and community groups.   

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