All the most Frequently Asked Questions about the Bridgwater Carnival, Concerts and Procession.
Bridgwater Carnival is now always held on the first Saturday in November each year, for 2019 that will be the 2nd November.
The date of the Carnival Concerts are governed by the Bridgwater Fair which precedes it, the four day Fair always starts on the last Wednesday in September each year, so for 2019 the Concerts start on Monday 30th September for 12 nights (excluding Sunday).
Yes, four schemes three from J.23 & one from J.24 of the M5 which are signposted, £5 per car for the car park and £1 per adult for the bus.
Yes you can park in the town but spaces are limited and once the car parks are full there is little other space available. You are strongly advised to use the Park & Ride making it much easier to get into the town and back to your car. See details.
Coach parking has been extended for the last few years due to the high demand, We have areas in the town specifically for coach parking but it has to be pre-booked this makes it far easier to drop off and pick up passengers. See details.
If you require more information than you can find on this site or would like to report something please email Customer Services. You can also contact the Carnival Centre on 01278 428220.
Grandstands seats for the 2019 procession are available from our online shop from 1st April or the Carnival Centre, or by post or telephone. Seats are £18 (2018 price) each, price for 2019 (TBC). See details.
In 2018 we had 150 people squibbing in the High Street after the procession, the squibs are fixed to coshs which are held up at arms length and all let off at the same time. See details.
You most certainly can, auditions for front of curtain acts are held early in the year. See details.
We put on street entertainment from 10.30am in the town centre, the roads are closed to traffic and the variety of acts creates a party atmosphere.
The relevant officers are contactable by email. See details. You can also contact the Carnival Centre on 01278 428220.
We do and it can be found at Access Statement