Welcome to Thornbury Carnival

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!

Collecting for charity at Thornbury Carnival

Find out how we support the local community

The Thornbury Carnival parade

View photos from previous carnivals

Happy volunteer at the Thornbury Carnival

Discover how you can get involved

On Instagram

Keep up with news and photos on our Instagram account - don't forget to tag @ThornburyCarnival and #ThornburyCarnival in your snaps on the day!

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.

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