Band on stage at Thornbury Carnival

What’s On

Friday 30th June 2023 – Thornbury Carnival Presents ‘Swing in the Park’*

Gates open at 5.00pm (entry via High Street only)

Panache Steel Band (6.40pm-7.40pm)

Panache Steel Band

Thornbury Swing Band (8.00pm-10.00pm)*

Thornbury Swing Band (Photo credit: Nigel Newman, 2022)

Hot Air Balloon Ascent (weather permitting)

(Photo credit: Western Region British Balloon & Airship Club, 2023)

*Thornbury Swing Band performance includes a short interval. Performance times are approximate and Thornbury Carnival CIC reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings if necessary.

Saturday 1st July 2023 – Thornbury Carnival ‘The Main Event’**

Gates open at 11.00am (entry via High Street only)

‘Variety Show’ (11.30am-2.05pm)

Variety Show showcasing a wide range of local talent

Featuring local talent from North Avon Performing Arts (NAPA), Bristol Academy of Live Performing Arts (BALPA), Thornbury Musical Theatre Group (TMTG) & TMTG Juniors, and McClennan School of Irish Dancing.

‘Absolutely Elton’ (2.10pm-3.10pm)

‘Do It Like Dua’ (3.20pm-4.20pm)

‘Britpop United’ (4.40pm-5.40pm)

‘Funk Odyssey’ (6.30pm-7.30pm)

‘On a Night Like This’ (7.45pm-8.45pm)

‘Hairforce 5’ (9.15pm-10.45pm)

**Performance times are approximate and Thornbury Carnival CIC reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings if necessary.

Also on the Mundy Playing Fields…


Children’s entertainment included in the ticket price***:

Face Painting***

Two face painters from Face Painting by Irene will transform your kids into a princess, a superhero, a baby shark, or a cartoon character! All popular designs can be painted or you can request a special theme e.g Frozen, Paw Patrol etc.

Two face painters from Face Painting by Irene.

Soft Play***

For our littlest ticketsholders provided free-of-charge by Caterpillar Garden Soft Play Hire.

Provided by Caterpillar Garden Soft Play


Baby Yoda, Super Mario, JJ from CoCoMelon, and a Minion will be visiting us this year so stop them for a photo!

Mascots including Baby Yoda, Super Mario, JJ from Cocomelon, and a Minion,

Graffiti Art***

Have a go at creating some graffiti artwork with Nick from Olas Art!

Graffiti art work from Olas Art

Balloon Modelling***

A long-time Thornbury Carnival favourite – Twistina returns with your amazing balloon creations!

Balloon modelling provided by Twistina.

Puppet Shows***

Another Thornbury Carnival favourite, sit back and be entertained by Tricky Micky’s traditional Punch & Judy Show (three shows during the afternoon).

Puppet shows provided by Tricky Micky.

Show ‘n’ Shine

Featuring a range of classic, American, and modern sports cars.

A Trans AM Firebird on the Mundy Playing Fields! (Photo credit: Nigel Newman, 2022)

Food & Drink

A fully licensed bar, a variety of food concessions, ice creams, sweets, and other treats.

Lots of lovely food concessions to choose from! (Photo credit: Nigel Newman, 2022)


Selling a variety of local crafts and produce, and promoting a range of local organisations.

A busy day for stallholders (Photo credit: Garry Holden, 2022)

Youth Zone

Organised by Krunch, Phase and JIGSAW Thornbury the Youth Zone will include a chill space, a skate ramp with pro rider displays and tricks coaching, plus other free activities throughout the day.

Krunch skate ramp (Photo credit: Garry Holden, 2022)

JIGSAW Thornbury 10th Birthday Party

JIGSAW Thornbury is holding an event at The Swan alongside Thornbury Carnival on Saturday 1st July so JIGSAW Thornbury families can feel a part of the wider community event in a quieter, less busy space. Please buy your 10th Birthday Party tickets in advance and come and go from The Swan any time 1.00pm-4.00pm.

JIGSAW Family 10th Birthday Party Invitation

Fairground Rides (additional charge applies)

Thornbury Carnival Mundy Playing Fields 2019

Inflatables (additional charge applies)

Enjoying the inflatable slide!

Weston Donkeys (additional charge applies)

The Weston Donkeys - always a favourite! (Photo credit: George Collett, 2022)

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 Thornbury Carnival on the Mundy Playing Fields. Entry for ticketholders is via The Close, off the High Street, near Star Legal.

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