11th July 2020
Entrant registration from 4pm
Parade sets of at 6.15pm
Leaving the Green at 6pm, 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.
Please note the information below relates to 2019, we will be updating the website with 2020 event info soon.
Carnival is the culmination of masses of hard work on the part of the participants and a real spectacle, and our Carnival awards are given to those who show creativity and innovation in their entry. Only pre-registered groups can be judged so please make sure you complete our online form before the closing date.
As this year is DOCA’s 10th anniversary, we are having a ‘Through the Ages’ themed Carnival – pick a time in history and get creative!
The Carnival will this year be lead by a Woolly Mammoth – a spectacular and huge puppet created as part of a project for Amesbury Carnival which will see two giant puppets escorted by lots of local participants in great costumes – this all happens on the 15th of June. If you want to see all the puppets you’ll have to visit Amesbury. Find out more about the project here.
Road Closures: Devizes Carnival Procession Saturday 13th July 16:00-21:00 All roads around the town are affected and severe delays can be expected. A Closure Order has been granted from 16:00 to 21:00 in Sidmouth St, and from 17:00 to 21:00 for the remainder of the Carnival Route.
Leave your feedback on Devizes Carnival 2019, click here.
Special thanks to all those taking part and supporting the event.