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Below are the details of Worcester Carnival 2023 to give you a flavour of how Carnival Day goes.  We will be updating this page when we start to plan the details of Worcester Carnival 2024.

Essential Info

  • Parade starts at 3pm
  • Stage performances on Cathedral Square 11am – 3pm
  • Carnival Village on Pitchcroft – 11am to 7pm

Souvenir Brochure

Our 2023 Official Souvenir Brochure is now available!  Paper copies will be appearing in select sites around Worcester from mid-June and available from our volunteers on Carnival Day or is available as a download here:

Download Worcester Carnival Official Souvenir Brochure 2023 (PDF, 3MB)

The Parade

Worcester Carnival Parade starts at Pitchcroft at 3pm, making its way around the traditional 1.7-mile route through Castle Street, Foregate, High Street, Pump Street, City Walls Road, Deansway and Croft Road before returning to Pitchcroft.  There will be rolling road-closures between 2pm and 5pm to allow everyone to safely enjoy the carnival.

Carnival Village

The Carnival Village on Pitchcroft Racecourse is at the heart of Worcester Carnival.  It is free to enter and will be open from 11am to 7pm on Carnival Day Saturday 1st July 2023. This is where the floats and parade groups will gather during the day and the parade starts and finishes.

Here, there will be activities and stalls from local charities, arts, crafts, food and drink.

The funfair features retro and junior rides and activities, and will be £5 for “unlimited ride” wristbands or £2 per ride.

The Community Stage is where we showcase some of the amazing talent in Worcester:

  • 11:00 – Bulgarian Dancers
  • 11:20 – ENTW9 Dance School
  • 11:40 – Norbury Theatre
  • 12:00 – Ceremony with Carnival Monarchs and the Mayor of Worcester
  • 12:30 – WODS
  • 12:5 – Academy Theatre Arts
  • 13:10 – Lollipop Youth Theatre
  • 13:50 – I-sing
  • 14:30 – 17:00 Carnival parade
  • 17:00 – Winners presentation
  • 17:30 – Blank Kanvas
  • 18:30 – Blobbie Williams

Cathedral Square

Stage performances on The Marshalls Stage 11am to 3pm before the parade arrives:

  • 11:00 – I-sing
  • 11:45 – Beat Breakerz
  • 12:10 – Lollipop Youth Theatre
  • 12:30 – Bulgarian Dancers
  • 12:50 – WODYS
  • 13:15 – Hip Hop Steppaz
  • 13:40 – Voices Unlimited
  • 14:25 – Banjaxxed
  • 14:45 – Lola Dawes
  • 15:00 – Carnival parade, stage closes

Our Nominated Charity

Scouts 8th Worcester

Proceeds from this year’s bucket collection will be awarded as a grant by Worcester Carnival Charitable Trust to 8th Worcester Scouts Group.  Please bring your change for the bucket collection and give generously!

Our Sponsors

We are grateful for the support and sponsorship of the following who have enabled this fantastic community event to go ahead:

Ideal Care Homes – Woodland View

Woodland View is very excited to be part of Worcester Carnival 2023. This is a great opportunity for the people of Worcester to meet us and find out about the outstanding person-centred residential and dementia care we offer. We go above and beyond to create a lifestyle that residents can be proud of, planning activities that encourage day to day enjoyment and fun. Look out for our ‘Alice in Woodland View’ carnival float this year – we look forward to meeting you all!

Bored & Bookless

Located in the heart of Worcester adjacent to Greyfriars National Trust, we are proud to be Worcester’s only independent bookshop selling new books including Travel, Classics and a whole range of other Genres.  

The National Lottery Community Fund

Radio Wyvern

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Worcester Carnival returns Saturday 6th July 2024