8 days of Carnival fun have come to an end but we are already planning for next year!
This year we introduced a number of brand-new events and activities and all were well received.
The opening weekend was attended by a record-breaking number of visitors throughout both days. The Procession on Sunday had more entries than usual and was suggested by many as ‘the best ever’! Crowds lined the streets and cheered along the many floats and walking entries on a beautiful sunny day.
Carnival Chairperson, Maria Foot said “We worked really hard this year to bring some new events to Carnival 2019 and made some changes to some of our traditional events to refresh the line-up. I’m very proud of the Committee for all the work and effort they put in to make this happen and a huge thanks to our local community for supporting us and to all those who visited during the week.
Over the years Swanage Carnival has grown and the responsibilities of the volunteers have increased, meaning that organising the event is a huge undertaking requiring significant commitment. Our Committee Members give up many hours of time throughout the year to plan the events and many take the whole week off to give their time during the week itself. During the week, the Friends of Carnival also join the team to help with the many events
There is no way that this event would run without the combined effort of our volunteers and those who support us. I really hope that the tremendous efforts this year will result in a great amount raised for our 25 chosen charities and good causes. We are still finalising the figures, but hope the know how much we have to give away by October.”
Make sure you put next year’s dates in your diary – Carnival 2020 dates – 25th July to 2nd August 2020.