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Worcester Carnival 2024

06 July 2024

Worcester Carnival takes place from 10am until 7pm on Pitchcroft, with a procession around the city centre during the afternoon. 

What’s planned for this year?

Our procession will follow the same route as last year, we are expecting around 30 different floats and groups to take part. One of our aims is to encourage sustainability, and last year we had bikes taking part for the first time, they will return this year.  

Our theme this year is Celebrating our Heritage, which could be interpreted both globally and locally. We like to keep our themes as broad as possible, allowing those taking part to some up with something creative.

What were your favourite moments last year?

Its hard to say, because there’s so much to enjoy on the day itself! I suppose I was particularly proud of last year’s work with community groups and primary schools. We received some arts funding for the first time and used it to produce hand-pulled carts decorated by local people and primary school children. Another highlight for me was the entertainment that continued into the evening on Pitchcroft, including the singer Blobbie Williams, who will be back again this year.

What else is there this year?

Pitchcroft will be the centre of entertainment through the day and into the evening. There was a really good atmosphere last year and we will be building on this, with entertainment and a bigger range of refreshments this year.

Our plan once again is to make this a family-friendly event and so the fair will be back. There will be a wristband system in place and although we’ve made a small price rise, we aim to keep it as affordable as possible; one wristband allows as many rides as the child wants.

Sponsorship allows us to provide lots of free entertainment and we are grateful to Woodland View Care Home, amongst others, who help to keep the event going. We do raise money for charity on the day through bucket collections; last year we raised a good amount. Local charities and good causes can apply to receive some of the money raised.

We will be choosing our Ambassadors for the year as well. Last year they did a great job of visiting local community settings, really promoting the carnival and everything that goes on.

The carnival is becoming a regular part of the city’s calendar of events, which many people look forward to each year. If anyone can offer to volunteer on the day to keep it running smoothly then please get in touch either on social media or via our website.

Our mission is to create Worcester’s biggest outdoors celebration, helping to make Worcester an amazing place to live and work.

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