Swanage Carnival and Regatta
Swanage Carnival and Regatta
Saturday 28th July to 4th August 2018
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Countdown to Carnival on Social Media.

Look out for our Social Media  and Web page updates as we continue to "COUNTDOWN TO CARNIVAL 2018"

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - Swanage Carnival.  - "The South Coasts No 1 Carnival"

Even more Live Music for 2018

Live Music by :

Andrew Cannon
Black Sheep
Bournemouth Carnival Band 
Charlie Goodwin
Dana Immanuel & the Stolen Band
Dave Arnold
The Delray Rockets
Galaxy Thief
Hyper Vypers 
Jess Upton and The Guilty Pleasures
John Breadstill
Jurassic Country 
Jurassic Rock 'n' Roll
Karen Grant
Kirby Frost (of The Voice 2018)
Mother Ukers
Number 12
Pop Up Bowie 
Rampage Mas Band
The Rat Pack, Bournemouth
Ratrace Dorset Ska
Raw Samba
Ringwood Pipe Band
Swanage Jazz Machine
Sway Allstars Orchestra 
The Reptiles
Tia Psihogios
Wave Chase

Full details of dates and times will be available in our Carnival Programme, available from July


Swanage Regatta & Carnival gives very careful consideration to requests or suggestions as to which organisations it supports. This year it has been decided that those listed will receive money from the proceeds of the 2018 Carnival.

The Chairman’s Nominated Charity

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School – a vibrant, popular school whose pupils roll has outgrown existing learning spaces. Additional learning space in the form of a wooden cabin for group activities, including a reading room would make a real difference to the educational opportunities available to pupils.

Annually Supported Charities

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Swanage Stroke Club

Top Three Selected


Swanage Area Dementia Friendly Community

National Coastwatch Institution


2185 (Swanage) DF Air Training Corps

4th Swanage Brownies and Guides

4th Swanage Scout Group


Corfe Castle Football Club

Corfe Castle Pre-School

Dorset Mind

Friends of St Mark’s CE VA Primary School

Lewis-Manning Hospice

Link Visiting Swanage

Litter Free Purbeck

Little Birds Pre-School at St Marks

Purbeck Youth and Community Foundation

Swanage Tennis Club

Swanage Town & Herston Football Club

Swanage Youth Club

The Centre (Community Youth Services) 


Carnivals First Sporting Saturday

This year we are introducing Carnival's Sporting Saturday to kick off the week and will be encouraging people young and old to get fit with carnival!  The day will include running events, gig racing, indoor rowing and bicycle displays.  

For the first time we will be holding dedicated children's running races on a closed road hoping to inspire the younger generation to grow an interest in being active. Shore Runners is a race for childeren aged 3 -12 years.

During Saturday morning Swanage Sea Rowing Club will be running an indoor rowing championship from their boathouse.  The challenge will be open to children and adults.

During the day our popular gig racing competition will be taking place (a change of day from the usual Carnival Wednesday).  You will have the opportunity to take part in some training rows over the coming months, ready for the tournament style event on the opening Saturday of carnival.   Start training now to give your team the edge!

In the evening the 'Low Tide Legit' along Swanage beach will take place for participants 13 years or over.  This is your chance to race over the sand and through the water in a fast and furious beach race.

Savage Skills freestyle mountain bike stunt team will be the main attraction on Sandpit Field with regular demonstrations throughout the day.  Timings of the displays will be available in our programme that will be published from July.

Our popular sea swim remains on Carnival Monday, Wacky Races continues on Carnival Tuesday and our 4 mile fun run will remain on the Carnival Thursday, but perhaps you can take part in one of Saturdays events for some pre-race training?!

Entry details for all our events will be available in the coming months on our website and through our social media sites. #getfitwithcarnival 

Carnival Summer Season Bingo

Carnival Bingo starts on Tuesday May 29th and every Tuesday throughout the summer at our NEW VENUE : Swanage Bay View Holiday Park

. Book sales at 7-30pm  Eyes Down 8-00 pm.

Come along to to what promises to be a fun night out for all ages with a chance to win cash prizes . All proceeds go to this years Carnival charities

Carnival dates 2019

We are pleased to announce that for those of you who already planning ahead to 2019 that the Carnival dates will be 27 July to 03 August 2019

Looking for Somewhere to Stay?

For Swanage and Purbeck hotels, guest houses B&Bs take a look at our accommodation page

If you have enjoyed Swanage Carnival please make a donation