Swanage Carnival

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

Saturday 27th July to
Saturday 3rd August 2024

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The South’s Premier Carnival

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

We’re stomping our way in to 2024 with the announcement of our ‘Jurassic Rocks’ theme!

A celebration of the wonderful location of our event.

The 2024 theme

Recent news & events


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

In 2023 Swanage Carnival celebrated another successful year, giving away a staggering £27,650 to 20 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.

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