Devizes Carnival and Carnival Big Build

Big build: Saturday 26th August – Friday 1st September 2023

Carnival Procession: Saturday 2nd September 2023

16:00 – The Green opens for participants to arrive
16.45 – ALL participants to check in by this time for judging to start
17.30 – Judging complete
17.45 – PARADE DEPARTS from the Green

Devizes Carnival route map
Carnival Parade 2023 route (click to enlarge)

This year we did things a little differently. We are worked with artists and creatives from across Devizes to help facilitate 7 days of FREE summer workshops for all ages leading up to the Carnival. Based at the Wharf Theatre we undertook our biggest ever community big build.

These workshops were for all ages and included making flags, masks, costumes and large-scale sculptures that will be towed on trailers. We provided all of the support, materials and technical know-how to bring your creative ideas to life.

In 2023, the Carnival theme was ‘Environment’. We purposefully choose a broad theme to accommodate all of your creative ideas. Our main focus for this is to consider the materials you are using. There are so many amazing costumes, masks and floats made using entirely recycled materials.

Carnival costume inspiration…