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Coach Trips

Coach Trips Suppliers Want to come to Bridgwater Carnival, don’t want to drive why not book a coach trip, firms listed here have in the past advertised on their website they were running a trip to Bridgwater Carnival, ho …

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Interesting Facts Fact 1 – Distance wise, it is just over 2 miles from the very first entry to the very last entry in the parade, and it will take 2 hours to pass any one viewing point.Fact 2 – Over 300,000 light bulbs w …

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This page was viewed just under 2,000 times over the last 12 months. If you wish to support the carnival and advertise your accommodation on this page please contact our Publicity Officer, Dave Stokes.Accommodation liste …

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Bridgwater Carnival Collections benefit both the Carnival and local Charities, this income is vital to keep the Carnival alive. We have collectors with tins and collection carts in the procession for you to throw your mo …

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Corporate Hospitality

Our Hospitality Package sold out early in 2023, so if you want to secure your place for 2024 book early in the New Year, for more information email Mark Robson for details.Since 2015 when Bridgwater Carnival introduced C …

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Carnival Centre

Bridgwater Carnival Centre is located in the Bridgwater Town Hall complex, High Street, Bridgwater.The Centre, leased from the Bridgwater Town Council has become quite popular with visitors and locals after opening just …

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Concert Overview

The Carnival Concerts will be back to back to entertain you in 2024.The Carnival Concerts act as a great warm up for the clubs for their dance routines and choreography before the main Carnival event and runs for 12 nigh …

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In order to make your visit to our site easier to navigate this page contains all the pdf downloads on the site. Please use the information on this page for guidance only, check before using the information as it will al …

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Carnival Procession Bridgwater Carnival procession will always be held on the first Saturday in November.Future Dates2024 – Saturday 2nd November – Please note  procession start time now 6pm.2025 – Saturday 1st November2 …

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Carnival Day Entertainment

2023 Information | Carnival Day Entertainment We hope to be able to welcome you back in 2023 to what we would call a normal year with a full programme of street entertainment throughout the day. To give you some idea see …

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Squibbing is something very unique to Bridgwater, Squibbing is by definition the simultaneous firing of lots of large fireworks (“squibs”). Many people come to Bridgwater just to see the squibbing as it is an event that …

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School Project

Every year, schools in Sedgemoor are invited to take part in some exciting and innovative activities as part of the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival celebrations.Ever since these carnival education projects were introduced …

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Please find below four maps, one downloadable, and three interactive, click on any of the icons on the interactive maps to get more information, these maps are expandable: Downloadable Map Transport & Parking Map Details …

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Please note the start time for 2024 – 1800 hours Audience Information Please remember that the roads around Bridgwater will start to close at 1400 hours and that the Procession will start at 1800 hours prompt. If you are …

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Bridgwater Carnival has in place the following policies: Access Statement Book with Confidence Policy Card Transaction Policy Child Protection Policy Equality & Diversity Policy Privacy Policy

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Latest News


Local talented entertainers are being sought to be ‘front of curtain’ acts at the 2024 Bridgwater Carnival Concerts. Vocalists, musicians, comedians, magicians, dancers and all round general entertainers are wanted to appear in the popular show, which takes place this year between Monday 30 September and Saturday 12 October. The 12 evening performances

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Carnival Column 6/03/24

Some news outlets have recently been using an irresponsible headline on an article about this year’s carnival. The headline read ‘no crowd barriers or portable toilets at Bridgwater Carnival 2024’. This is factually an untrue statement. Safety is and always will be our number one priority, and as you would

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Grandstand Tickets for Bridgwater Carnival 2024 go on Sale

The popular Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, which has the reputation for being one of the largest illuminated processions in Europe, will this year take place on Saturday 2 November. Preparations are already underway to make sure it is the biggest and best yet, and tickets for the popular all seater

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Carnival Column 20/2/2024

The Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival spectacle never truly receives the UK wide recognition and exposure it so richly deserves. This is why it’s so exciting when our carnival does actually make it into the national  media, and I am delighted to tell you during the coming weeks the carnival is

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