Christchurch Carnival 2016
The Christchurch Carnival has now been running for over 100 years and we have local residents and volunteers to thank for that. The entire weekend is arranged and run by willing volunteers who spend months putting together the best local event for the summer. Of course, it would all be for nothing without the support of the local community so do your bit and take the family down to see what they have for you to enjoy this year!
Every year local charities receive donations from the money raised by Christchurch Carnival so that the funds go back in to the local community. This year’s beneficiaries will be ................ All other money gets put into making the next year’s event even better for you!
Saturday will see the festivities kick off with fun on the quay between 10am and 10pm! There will be stalls, family fun activities, plenty of delicious food and drink, all to the sound of some amazing local bands and acts. At 9:30 the night will be rounded off with a free spectacular firework display.
The fun continues on Sunday with more fun on Christchurch Quay between 12pm and 4pm with more stalls and music to enjoy. The highlight of the carnival will be taking place at 2pm on the Sunday when the parade takes off around the town! Starting at Two Rivers Meet, the procession will snake through the roads, past the castle and end at The Quomps.
If you’re thinking about being part of this year’s parade then get your entries in now! There will be prizes for the best floats with 1st being £100, 2nd will be £60 and 3rd will be £40. It’s not just floats and cars that will be involved, you can also enter as a walking group or decorate your mobility scooter!
Once you’ve entered the parade, make sure to get your carnival attire sorted too! Here at Hollywood we have a huge range of costumes and accessories to get you ready for the parade. We also stock balloons and decorations to get your float procession ready and turning heads!