Saturday 30th July to
Saturday 6th August 2022
weeks to go
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!
The final countdown has started to Swanage Carnival 2022 with more than 100 events lined up for the 8 day celebration. The 2022 Carnival runs from Saturday 30th July to Saturday 6th August and after enforced cancellation due to the pandemic we are back bigger and better than ever!
Everyday is packed with fun filled events and entertainment for all ages, with lots of BRAND NEW events including two air displays where we see the iconic Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and Rich Goodwin with his highly modified Pitts Special S2S, his ‘Muscle Biplane’ take to the skies and the chance to see Dinosaurs brought to life as they stalk the Carnival showground.
Also making welcome returns at Swanage Carnival will be Granny Tourismo the worlds first – and only! – Shopping Trolley Dance Display Team! The Black Eagles, fresh from Glastonbury, a group of energetic acrobatic performers, Bubblina and the Bubble Wizard and Circus Whizz, will all providing family entertainment at various times during week.
In addition to these brand new events there will be lots of live music, the Carnival bars will be open to quench your thirst, there are many sporting events, family fun events and not forgetting the Carnival procession which has the theme of ‘Once Upon a Time” for this year’s headline event.
The procession, on Sunday 31st July will follow a 2.5 mile route and includes many decorated floats, dancers and marching bands, a spectacle not to be missed, whatever the weather!
The ever popular Carnival firework displays are on Saturday 30th July, Wednesday 3rd August and Saturday 6th August.
Full details of all our events will be available in our Carnival Programme which goes on sale from the first week in July, or can be pre-ordered online through our website.
Swanage Carnival is the premier Carnival on the south coast and is a self-funded organisation, run solely by volunteers.
In 2019 the volunteers of Swanage Carnival helped raise over £28800 which was distributed to 25 charities and good causes. So, please make sure you join us this year to help us raise as much as we can for our 2022 benefiting organisations.
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
And the many shops, traders and hotels who made donations to Swanage Carnival