A Message from our Chairman

A Message from our Chairman

When the weather turns colder and the smell of freshly cut grass becomes a distant memory; and the nights begin drawing in, a jovial atmosphere remains as the promise of Carnival and Christmas festivities are very much on their way.
2016 was a very special year for the Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea Carnival as we celebrated 70 years of this wonderful celebration. 2017 looks to be no different, with yet another fantastic show planned.
Whether it's your first year or if you watch carnival every year we'd love you to join us on Monday 5th November 2017 for what promises to be another spectacular event.
Phil New
Company Director - Chairman & Event Co-Ordinator

Dates for 2017

Town Fireworks

Sunday 5th November 2017
Time to be confirmed.

Illuminated Carnival

Monday 6th November 2017
7:30pm start
A message from our Chief Marshal

A message from our Chief Marshal

As Chief marshal I look after the general health and safety of the event and also look after the route, this does unfortunately mean that I have the unenviable job of organising which roads will be shut on carnival weekend.
This year we are not planning any major changes to the route, however there are as normal some tweaks to our road closures and parking restrictions. Please take a look at this site in advance of the events to see how these closures may affect you.
Matt Scott
Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea Chief Marshal

Road Closures

Road Closures

Dates and times of town road closures.
Schedule

Schedule

Get the lowdown on timings for this years events.
Parking

Parking

There's plenty of parking near the carnival route.
The Collection

The Collection

See how your donations help carnival charities.
Maps

Maps

Here's some maps we think you might find useful.
FAQ

FAQ

The most frequently asked questions answered.
A message from our collection convenor

A message from our collection convenor

Although Carnival is free at the point of entertainment, it is certainly not a free event to hold. Insurance, licensing, overheads and essential equipment cost thousands every year, not to mention prize money and a donation to every entry in the procession for taking part. Also the amount we donate to our charities/local groups is offered on a percentage basis of what they collect, so the more you give, the more they receive.
Last year was amazing, your all dug deep and made it a record year for our collection, I'd love nothing more to beat that ammount again this year.
Annalee New
Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea Carnival Collection Convener

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