Totton goes around the world! This year’s Totton and Eling carnival is going to be a very colourful display with participants Tottonrepresenting countries and cultures from all across the globe!

Each year Totton Carnival Committee along with local volunteers put on a spectacular show for their community and this year will certainly be no different. On Saturday 20th June the people of Totton and Eling will be treated to a fantastic array of parade floats all dressed up in an “Around the World” theme. Expect some very extravagant costumes for this one!

What To Expect at Totton?

The parade will kick off at 4pm from Calmore industrial estate, heading down Salisbury Road and then into the Eling recreation grounds. As always the SO16 Troopers and Nerdageddon team will be joining the fun, we can’t wait to see if they will tie in the parade theme! Waiting at the end of the parade will be a variety of stalls selling food and other interesting nick nacks. Better still there will be a fun fair full of exciting rides that all the family can enjoy, it will be open from 2pm on the day so you can even go for a quick spin before the parade starts!

While Totton Carnival is a free event they do raise money each year for different local charities. This year’s main beneficiaries will be Windward Day Centre that helps people with learning difficulties and AAIR (Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Research). We know a lot of parents give their children a small bag of pennies to take to parades so please be generous with your change this year so that as much money as possible can go to these fantastic causes.

What To Wear?

If you’re part of the carnival parade, or just want to get in on the fun, then be sure to come and see us at Hollywood for all of your fancy dress! With a theme like “Around the World” there is so much you can do! You could go Greek with a flowing toga and plenty of gold jewellery for the ladies and some macho muscular armour for the men. Why not honour our French neighbours with a beret, fancy moustache and maybe even a garlic garland to really set your outfit off? If you like a little more spice to your fancy dress you should go for a Mexican theme. We have ponchos and sombreros galore and even costumes for Mariachi bands if you’re feeling musical. Whatever you decide be sure to pop in and pay us a visit in our local Southampton Branch Hollywood “Just For Fun” on Queens Way!