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We are disappointed to announce that Thornbury Carnival will not be going ahead on the 2nd and 3rd July

Wednesday 16th July 2021 – A message from the Chair of the Committee:

“Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement on the 14th June extending Step 3 to the 19th July, we have been in liaison with both Thornbury Town Council and South Gloucestershire Council. We regret that the current level of national concern has meant we were unable to gain their support in going ahead with the event. As a result, we are currently exploring our options for 2021 and 2022 and we will update people as soon as possible.

We remain committed to securing the future of Thornbury Carnival and we will work hard to determine how this is best achieved over the coming days and weeks. As part of this, we will make direct contact with people who have already purchased tickets on the available options as well as with all of our suppliers. Please bear with us as we work through the options and get in touch with you.

I would like to publicly thank the small group of volunteers who have worked so incredibly hard to put plans together for what we believed would be a safe event. I would also like to thank our suppliers, many of whom have had an incredibly challenging year but who have stood by us despite their difficulties.

Like all voluntary organisations, we are always keen to receive additional support in the work that we do. If you live locally and would like to get involved in helping us shape plans for future events, please do get in touch with me as we would love to hear from you.”

Enquiries or expressions of interest should be made to: info@thornburycarnival.co.uk


Collecting for charity at Thornbury Carnival

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The Thornbury Carnival parade

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Happy volunteer at the Thornbury Carnival

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Find Us

The map below shows the location of the main event at Mundy Playing Fields. The parade goes through the town, starting from Castle School at 11am.