Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Christchurch Carnival

Christchurch Carnival logo

Come along in your best Fancy Dress and watch as the Carnival Parade procession makes it way through Christchurch down to Christchurch Quay. Featuring the best blend of local marching bands, performing arts, kids clubs, sports clubs and charities all showcasing their creativity with vibrant, fabulous displays and floats.

Or even better join the Parade, it's free to enter, and help us raise money for this year's Carnival charities. The 3 best entries also win 2024 Carnival Parade Prizes!  You can enter here

The procession leaves Two RiversMeet at 1pm and then travels along Bridge Street, High Street, Sopers Lane and St Margaret's Avenue. It ends up on Christchurch Quay for the Parade Awards, Raffle Prize Draw and Carnival closing ceremony.

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Venue/Contact Details
Christchurch Quay
BH23 1BU
Area coverage
BCP Area
See Journey Planner on right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location.
  • Car Parking
  • Drop off / Collection point
  • Toilet Available
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August from 1pm to 4pm
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Evening
  • One Off
  • School Holiday Only
Free entry.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
Booking is not required.