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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 the 2023 flyer and information below, we hope 2023 will go ahead as planned and equal or better 2022.

Forget the hills, it’s the streets of Bridgwater which will come alive with the sound of music on Carnival Day.  And there’s jugglers, stilt walkers, street theatre, marching bands and entertainment especially for the children as well, ensuring there will be something for everyone to enjoy in the build up to the evening parade. But you will need to be in the town centre early to enjoy the full Bridgwater Carnival experience as the fun kicks off at 10.30 in the morning.

So make a note to arrive early, then take time to stroll around the town, witness the lively entertainment and pause to watch yourself on the big screen – probably the largest ‘selfie’ you’ll ever see!

There’s live music on the Cornhill Stage continuously from 10.30am to 6.15pm with music to suit most tastes.  The High Street Performance area is the place to be to see the marching bands, majorettes and some hilarious street entertainment. Meanwhile the High Street Stage combines live music with street theatre.

The entertainment in the centre continues in the afternoon too, where you will also find balloon sellers and face painting for the younger family members.

The programme we put on in 2023 will we hope equal the entertainment put on  in 2022 – just make sure you are here early to enjoy the unique Bridgwater Carnival Experience to the full.

Put the date in your diary Saturday 4th November 2023 – Procession starts at 6pm.

The highlight of the day is the carnival procession which takes over 2 hours to pass any given point on the procession route through the town centre, this is followed by the squibbing display in the High Street to round off the carnival celebrations.

Seeing is Believing…..

2023 Carnival Day Programme Poster

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