Swanage Carnival

The South Coast's premier carnival event for the whole family to enjoy

Saturday 30th July to
Saturday 6th August 2022

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The South Coast’s Premier Carnival

Enjoy 8 days of family fun-filled events and entertainment for all ages in Swanage.

Carnival 2022: It’s all systems go!

Planning is well underway for Swanage Carnival 2022. BIGGER AND BETTER than ever its going to be a FANTASTIC week of FUN and ENTERTAINMENT, lots of announcements will coming over the next few months, you can keep up to date with all the latest news on our social media sites and website.

Welcome to Swanage Carnival
Rich Goodwin Aerobatic Display
The Event
Swanage Carnival Logo - Red
Latest News

With more than 100 different events throughout the week, Swanage Carnival offers a huge variety of activities, including air displays, live music, sporting events, games, competitions, firework displays and not forgetting the highly anticipated Carnival procession.

Full details of each year’s events are included in our souvenir Carnival programme.  Copies are available from local shops and online through our website.


Raising thousands of pounds each year for our chosen charities and good causes

In 2019 Swanage Carnival celebrated another successful year, giving away a staggering £28,800 to 26 selected organisations. The donations were awarded at our annual presentation night and we have been delighted to learn how these hard raised funds have been put to great use in our community.

Donations are kindly made via Paypal paypal

Our supporters

Barratt Homes
Carl Cahill
Corbens Estate Agents
Cornish Bakery -Swanage
Cost Cutters
Country Foods
Darren Strong
Dave Lucas
Dream Cottages
Ellis Jones Solicitors
Goadsby Estate Agents
Grand Hotel
Harlees Fish & Chips Ltd
J A Construction
Jonathan Ross
Juice Broadband / Wide FM Ltd
Keith Dixon
Mulberry Tree Gallery
Putlake Adventure Farm
Purbeck Gazette
Puzey & Co Ltd
Redhill Windows
Swanage Angling Centre
Swanage Bowling Club
Swanage Conservative Club
Swanage. News
Swanage Royal British Legion
Swanage Railway
Swanage Sailing Club
Swanage Swimming & Lifesaving Club
Swanage Town Council
The Black Swan
The Fish Plaice
The White Horse Inn
W F Snook & Son
Woody Hyde Campsite
WPM Residential Lettings

And the many shops, traders and hotels who made donations to Swanage Carnival

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Dream Cottages

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Swanage Haven

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