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Saturday 4th July 2020

11am: CANCELLED: Thornbury Carnival 2020
Mundy Playing Fields

We would like to send our sincere apologies to the communities of Thornbury and the surrounding area. This was not a course of action we wanted to take but, given the continued lockdown measures and the expected phased relaxation over the summer, we felt it was our only viable option.

Thank you for your support in the past.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Mundy Playing Fields on Saturday 3rd July 2021.

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Thornbury Carnival 2019

Thornbury Carnival – 4th July 2020

We are so sorry to announce this but, regrettably, we have determined Thornbury Carnival 2020 will have to be cancelled.

Clearly this was not a course of action we hoped to take but given the continued extension lockdown measures and the expected phased relaxation over the summer, this is now our only viable option.

We very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved enormously by early July. But even if it has, it is likely that some form of shielding will still be necessary for many in our community and as a community event, we want everyone to be able to enjoy it.

Also, the booking of the infrastructure and performers - and working with all of the other stakeholders and suppliers needed to host such a large community event - is not feasible in the current circumstances.

We have been contacting the companies, organisations and individuals who support the carnival to confirm this decision over the last couple of weeks.

We would like to send our sincere apologies to the communities of Thornbury and the surrounding area, thank you for your support in the past, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Mundy Playing Fields on 3rd July 2021.

Thornbury Carnival Committee

Click here to visit www.thornburycarnival.co.uk.

Click here to find the Carnival on facebook.

Click here to see photos of previous Carnivals.

Thornbury’s Carnival is a much-loved community event and one of the social highlights of Thornbury’s summer calendar, regularly attracting over 8,000 visitors.

Thornbury Carnival

The Carnival is organised and delivered by a small committee of volunteers working on a not-for-profit basis, with any surplus donated to local charities and support groups.

  • 11am* Parade along Castle Street and High Street
  • 12 noon Access to Mundy Fields (with pre-purchased ticket or pay on the gate)
  • 12.15pm* Main stage entertainment begins
  • 6.30pm* Headline act
  • 8pm*: Mundy Field entertainment ends

*Times are approximate

The Parade usually features marching bands, adult and child walking/dancing groups, American cars, vintage cars, military vehicles, tractors and for the last two years we’ve had a traction engine and horses.

Thornbury Carnival

Once the Parade is over, the Carnival moves to Mundy Fields where activities run throughout the afternoon and early evening including a main stage, an arena, a fun fair, Weston donkeys, free children’s activities, a variety of stalls, a selection of food traders and two fully licenced bars. There really is something for all the family!

Each year the Carnival has a different theme and visitors are encouraged to participate and dress accordingly.

Please note, entertainments are subject to change and a full programme will be published on the website or facebook page during the week prior to the Carnival.


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