Main Carnival

Ryde Main Carnival is our early-evening event for all the family. Now returned by popular request to the traditional day of Thursday, it’s a chance to get together and have a last bit of Summer Holiday fun before the kids go back to school!

Thursday 30th August 2018

5.00 Assembly commences at Ryde Esplanade & Canoe Lake.

5.30 Judging

6.30  Procession moves off

Initially, all entries should report to control point at the bottom of East Hill road to be checked in and assigned to their assembly points.

You will find the Online Carnival Entry Form in the Menu under Home.


The Spirit of the Carnival









This year we have “The Spirit of the Carnival” Prize which will be awarded to the entries in our Main Carnival. Our Carnival Queens will judge who best demonstrates the “Spirit of the Carnival” and everyone who enters our Main Carnival is eligible.

The criteria on which entries will be judged are:

First Prize: £125, Second Prize: £50, Third Prize: £25

This initiative has been jointly funded by The Spyglass Inn (Ventnor), The Steamer Inn (Shanklin), The Dairyman’s Daughter (Arreton) and The Bargeman’s Rest (Newport).




Esplanade, Dover Street, Park Road, Star Street, High Street, Union Street, ending back at the Esplanade

(Click on the map to see a larger version)



Judging classes are currently under review and will be updated soon!