Weston-super-Mare Carnival

The 2021 Weston-super-Mare Carnival has been postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The information on this page is provisional and will be updated in due course.

The next Weston-super-Mare Carnival will take place in November 2022.

The procession starts at 7.15pm and gives an evening of family entertainment and raises money for local charitable causes. There will be around 120 entries (including illuminated floats, marching bands, fancy dress walkers and entertainers) parading through the town.

If attending please give generously and reward the efforts of the many volunteers who make the event possible.

The route

The procession starts at Locking Road car park and heads down Alfred Street, turns left on to the Boulevard, it runs through Waterloo Street and South Parade before turning left at the Cabot on to the seafront (Royal Parade). After parading along the seafront it will turn into Carlton Street where the parade will finish outside the Town Hall.

Road closures

These town centre roads will be closed at 6pm and need to be vehicle-free for the carnival to take place:

  • Francis Fox Way
  • Locking Road
  • Regent Street
  • Alexandra Parade
  • Alfred Street
  • Baker Street (to Jubilee Road junction) – for emergency access
  • The Boulevard
  • Waterloo Street
  • South Parade
  • Knightstone Road (South Parade to Royal Parade)
  • Royal Parade
  • Marine Parade
  • Beach Road
  • Carlton Street
  • Walliscote Grove Road
  • Walliscote Road (Walliscote Grove Road to Station Road)
  • Station Road
  • Hildesheim Bridge (parking restrictions on Sunnyside Road North).

When closures are in place, there will be no vehicular access to the town centre.

Car parking

We will be operating a car park on the Beach Lawns from 10am. Charges are £5 all day. Please note, there is limited disabled parking spaces available to view the procession.

Disabled parking is available on a first come first served basis. We recommend arriving early as spaces are likely to fill up quickly.

If you are using any of the below town centre car parks or are parking on streets inside the road closures, you will not be able to exit until the procession has finished.

  • Carlton Street
  • Walliscote Grove Road East and West
  • Tesco
  • Walliscote Place
  • Sovereign Centre
  • Royal Hotel
  • Sands car park
  • the NCP

No wait coning

No waiting cones will be in put out during the morning of the Carnival and will be enforced. On street pay and display machines along the route will be turned off from 2pm to make sure valid parking is only available until 4pm.

Parking charges on all other streets will apply as normal.

Please make sure vehicles are removed from the procession route by 4pm.

After this time any vehicle parked on no waiting cones could be issued with a penalty ticket, and if considered to be causing an obstruction, will be towed away.

Locking Road car park

This car park is closed to the public from Sunday 8 November and re-opens on Saturday 14 November.

Coach parking

For information about carnival coach parking visit the Weston-super-Mare carnival website.