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Parade Theme 2024

Celebrating our Heritage parade theme graphicThis year our theme is celebrating Heritage. It might be your own culture and traditions, or our shared link to the beautiful surroundings and history of our city. Join in the festivities as we bring Worcester to life – past, present and future!

Worcester Carnival Needs You!

Now in our sixth year and expanding rapidly, Worcester Carnival are looking for more members to join our volunteer team.

We need individuals/groups/clubs from all backgrounds who are enthusiastic team players and are happy to get stuck into a range of jobs, some physical some not, some on carnival day and some before/after the event throughout the year.

We have many areas where you can get involved:

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Financial Administration
  • Secretarial
  • Logistics Planning & management
  • Traffic and Crowd Marshalling
  • Fundraising
  • Stage Entertainment
  • Social Media Management support
  • Communications & Publicity
  • Event management support.
  • Organise an affiliated carnival event

We are also looking for support from local businesses and organisations who can provide equipment and logistics.

Working with us you will be able to add value to the event, whilst giving opportunities to develop new skills, gain confidence, meet new friends and continue to bring this great event to all communities across Worcester.

If you would like to get involved in one or more of the above subgroups please contact us at info@worcester-carnival.co.uk

There may be opportunity to become more involved as a committee member or trustee, please contact us to discuss further.

What to do now

Drop us a line at info@worcester-carnival.co.uk and share the skills you can bring or areas you are interested in getting involved with or come along to one of our open evenings on

  • 29 January 2024 19:30 Perdiswell Young People’s Club, Droitwich Road, Worcester
  • 19 February 2024 19:30 Perdiswell Young People’s Club, Droitwich Road, Worcester

Worcester Carnival 2022 – Timelapse Videos

If the day didn’t seem to fly past quick enough already, here is the whole day in 2 minutes!

Meet our Carnival Queen

Carnival Queen 2022 Melanie EastwoodWorcester Carnival is pleased to introduce their Carnival Queen for 2022. Melanie Eastwood will be crowned on the 2 July at 12.30pm by the Mayor of Worcester in our Carnival Village on Pitchcroft.

She will be supported by thirteen princesses this year. The committee wanted to include all the applicants, aged 6-8 years old, after they had waited so long since the last event.

Melanie, 36, is married and has two children Jack aged 7 and Charlotte aged 11. She works as a night health care assistant with experience in hospital, hospice, domiciliary, dementia and nursing care.

Alongside her job Melanie fills her time volunteering and supporting the community. She volunteers for Action for Children and Worcester Community trust where Melanie is involved in a range of projects from arranging community fun days, making puddings for Overs 60s snack and chat to baby and toddler group. She also fundraises for her children’s schools supporting the PTFA and is currently waiting for checks so she can regularly visit Maggs day centre to help the homeless and support with hand and nail care to prevent risk of sores and infection.

In addition, she is a Tawney Owl with Warndon 4th Brownie group and during the holidays supports support the amazing staff at The Ronkswood hub to put on breakfast clubs for children and their families that may rely on school dinners.

From the age of 5 Melanie has been involved in Worcester Carnival with the Ronkswood girls band playing the gazoo then drummer to majorette leading the procession through town with good old Mr and Mrs Drew. When Worcester Carnival returned her community came together and she organised a float that won MP choice award.

Melanie is also in the middle of writing her first children’s book about her son as a superhero and his autistic traits are his superpowers this will help people to recognise differences in children and adults and to embrace them.

Melanie said ‘I always wanted to be carnival queen abut felt that I may not match up to what people may see as typically beautiful, to me that’s what the Queen was like out of a storybook. I do think it’s important to remember that we all come in different shapes and sizes, to accept and embrace ourselves is a beautiful thing. If I could teach my daughter anything in life it would be to be happy in your own skin and you always have something to offer no matter what age, size, race, gender, or sexual orientation. We are all worthy and to learn about your own self-worth is very important for your mental health.

As Carnival queen now, I see a platform that I could use to reach out to my wider community and to support and empower themselves and others to bring back the support we once had and the community spirit that we showed during the pandemic’

Chris King from Worcester Carnival Committee said ‘It was obvious from the moment we met Melanie that she had as big a personality as she has heart. She is the friendliest person you can meet and is always looking for ways to help out anyone she can. We are absolutely delighted she is our Carnival Queen for 2022 and we are sure she will bring so much joy to the role’

Tell Us What You Think

Have you got a couple of minutes to help us?

As part of our plans we’d really like to hear more about what you, the people of Worcester, want from Worcester Carnival.  We’ve put together a short survey (it will only take a couple of minutes!) which will give you a chance to feed back to us.  You don’t have to answer all the questions, and all the responses will be anonymous. 

Thank you – The Carnival Committee

Click here to take the survey

Worcester Carnival Returns for 2022

We are really happy to announce that, after a 2-year hiatus due to COVID, Worcester Carnival is returning to the for a celebration of our amazing city on Saturday 2nd July 2022!  We’re updating our website with all the info you need to take part or to come down and watch.  Keep checking back regularly for updates.  Why not follow us on Facebook and Twitter? Links are at the bottom of this page.

We look forward to seeing you!

Important Announcement from the Worcester Carnival Committee

The sad, but inevitable, decision has been made to cancel the 2021 Worcester Carnival this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus and based on current government guidelines about mass gatherings and social distancing.

It is a huge commitment from the many community groups who take months to develop and build their floats and so we wanted to let you all know as soon as possible. Worcester Carnival is all about inclusion and many of our participants will be in the most vulnerable groups so as much as we are saddened at the prospect of not putting on this much loved community event, we know it is the right decision.

We promise to bring you a bigger and better Carnival in 2022.

Keep well and stay safe everyone,

Worcester Carnival Committee

Important information regarding Worcester Carnival 2020 and COVID-19

The sad, but inevitable, decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Worcester Carnival this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus and based on current government guidelines about mass gatherings and social distancing. 

It is a huge commitment from the many community groups who take months to develop and build their floats and so we wanted to let you all know as soon as possible. Worcester Carnival is all about inclusion and many of our participants will be in the most vulnerable groups so as much as we are saddened at the prospect of not putting on this much loved community event, we know it is the right decision. 

 We promise to bring you a bigger and better Carnival in 2021. 

Keep well and stay safe everyone,

Worcester Carnival Committee

Nominated Charity 2020 – Applications Deadline Extended

We have extended the deadline for charitable organisations to apply to be our Nominated Charity for Worcester Carnival 2020.  The new deadline for submission of application forms is 3rd February 2020.  The form and guidelines are available here as either an online submission or a Word document to download and print.

The Nominated Charity will receive a grant from the Carnival parade bucket collection as well as promotion on our website, social media and souvenir booklet.  To see how we’ve helped previous Nominated Charities, check out our Previous Beneficiaries page.

Carnival Queen appearances

Worcester 2019 Carnival Queen Antonia Alberone-Chamberlain recently attended the Friends of Fort Royal Park Halloween Spook-tacular at the Commandery, with fancy dress and activities on 31st October 2019.

Antonia will next be helping to light up Worcester as part of the Christmas Lights switch-on on 21st November 2019 4-6pm. More details can be found from Visit Worcester.

In the meantime, your carnival committee are already at work planning Worcester Carnival 2020, which will be on 4th July. We are particularly looking for corporate sponsors, stallholders and participants who can help us to make next year’s event even bigger and better!

Worcester Carnival returns Saturday 6th July 2024

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