2024 Theme Announced

Posted on 3rd February, 2024

Jurassic Rocks will be the new theme that will run throughout the eight days of carnival fun from Saturday 27th July to Saturday 3rd August 2024.

It will be a celebration to showcase our wonderful Jurassic Coast .

Carnival Chairman Darren Strong said: “The Committee voted last year on the theme and have been planning how to integrate the theme throughout the week. Since the theme was decided the amazing documentary about the Pliosaur found at Kimmeridge hit our screens which has given us even more ideas and a great opportunity to showcase our wonderful Jurassic Coast.”

We are hoping to integrate entertainment and education about all things ‘Jurassic’ throughout the week.

The Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognised for its outstanding rocks, fossils and landforms, one of the most popular destinations in Britain. Drawing millions of visitors from all over the world each year, there are many local sites where you can see the imprints of the past with fantastic footprints from giant dinosaurs who walked the earth and amazing ammonites set into the rocky coast.

To discover all the Jurassic Coast secrets and treasures would take a lifetime, but Carnival week will give you a glimpse to the areas unique history and character.

Expect some stomping good costumes during the traditional parade on the Sunday, dino-mite firework displays and of course lots of rock ‘n’ roll in the Carnival Arms marquee!

Now that the Jurassic Rocks theme has been announced, the carnival committee is hoping that local groups and charities will start planning some monster floats for the carnival procession.

Despite all the fun and games (and the inevitable old fossil and dinosaur jokes!) the carnival will again be raising money for lots of local good causes. In 2023 an impressive £27,650 was given to 20 selected organisations.

Nominations are now being sought for the charities and good causes who would like to benefit from the proceeds in 2024.