10 Things to do on Carnival Day

As carnival day is just around the corner, there are plenty of things to do on the day to make it fun and productive. Why not try and complete this list of 10 things to do on carnival day?



1. Watch the procession

Carnival Queen . We Are Weymouth.The procession is the main, famous event that has been running annually for over 50 years. A flourish of different displays and entertainment whilst raising money for charity is a must!

2. Visit the stalls on the Esplanade

Weymouth CarnivalA variety of stalls are located on the esplanade, from stalls selling unique items and gifts to a range of carnival games, you won’t be stuck for choice.

3. Watch the red arrows

Red Arrows . We Are Weymouth.Watching the red arrows on carnival day is certainly a must do. The RAF put on an amazing display each year which will be returning this year.

4. Ice cream by the beach

weymouth beach7Why not make your day a traditional seaside day and enjoy an ice cream from many of Weymouth’s favourite beach huts?

5. Watch the fireworks

Weymouth Fireworks . We Are Weymouth.Another famous annual event held on carnival day is the spectacular firework display held on the beach at around 9pm to round your day off with a bang.

6. Enjoy the rides on the esplanade

Weymouth FairgroundA range of thrilling rides are brought to Weymouth each year for carnival but they’re not there for long, so make sure you make the most of it. Most are located at the pavilion end of the esplanade.

7. Win a giant cuddly toy

Cuddly toys. Copyright: Judit KleinYou’ll find a big lorry full of big toys, where Peeks Party Store from Bournemouth host a tombola, giving you the chance to win a giant cuddly toy.

8. Play beach volleyball

Beach VolleyballTowards the pavilion end of the beach there are volleyball courts that are completely free to use. Get your shoes and socks off and get stuck in to some action!

9. Fish and chips

Fish n Fritz WeymouthWeymouth’s famous tradition – fish and chips… Fill yourself up at one of many fantastic chippies on the beach or harbourside… Yum!

10. Be part of or watch the torchlight parade

Torchlight processionKickstart carnival day by joining in or watching the torchlight procession hosted on the esplanade the night before (August 15th). You can apply for the parade here.