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)
Thornbury Swing Band (8.00pm-10.00pm)*
Hot Air Balloon Ascent (weather permitting)
*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)
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***:
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.
For our littlest ticketsholders provided free-of-charge by Caterpillar Garden Soft Play Hire.
Baby Yoda, Super Mario, JJ from CoCoMelon, and a Minion will be visiting us this year so stop them for a photo!
Have a go at creating some graffiti artwork with Nick from Olas Art!
A long-time Thornbury Carnival favourite – Twistina returns with your amazing balloon creations!
Another Thornbury Carnival favourite, sit back and be entertained by Tricky Micky’s traditional Punch & Judy Show (three shows during the afternoon).
Show ‘n’ Shine
Featuring a range of classic, American, and modern sports cars.
Food & Drink
A fully licensed bar, a variety of food concessions, ice creams, sweets, and other treats.
Selling a variety of local crafts and produce, and promoting a range of local organisations.
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.
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.