Welcome to the Thornbury Carnival website!
Thornbury’s first Carnival took place in 1935 as part of the official celebrations of King George V’s Silver Jubilee. Nowadays, the Carnival is a much-loved community event and one of the social highlights of Thornbury’s summer calendar, regularly attracting thousands of visitors.
The Carnival is organised and delivered by a small committee of volunteers working on a not-for-profit basis with any surplus funds raised being donated to local charities and support groups. The event could not happen without the ongoing support of numerous local businesses and organisations.
The aims of the Carnival are to:
- Provide a memorable day out for residents of Thornbury and neighbouring areas
- Raise awareness of and funds towards the work of local good causes
- Support local businesses by sourcing locally, wherever possible
Whether you’re a visitor, a local business, or a performer, the website should answer most of your questions but please do get in touch via the Contacts page if needed, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates!