Ryde Carnival

Ryde Carnival is an all-inclusive and joyous parade of colour and light marking the end of summer.

We put on three Carnivals each summer from late August into early September. The first Carnival is the afternoon Children’s Carnival, then we have the early evening Main Carnival and finally the late evening Illuminated Carnival, which is the last carnival to be held each year on the Isle of Wight.

All our carnivals are run by volunteers and are FREE to attend. We raise money all year round to put these carnivals on, but if everyone watching put just £1 into a collection bucket we would have all the funding required for the following year.

Returning Carnival Cups

Yes, it’s that time of year already when we need all the Carnival Cups to be returned so we can polish them and get them ready for the 2019 winners!

(the return address is on the sticker inside the cups)

The Spirit of the Carnival

This is the third year of The Spirit of the Carnival, which was created by local family owned Island pubs, working together, to help support the traditional Island’s Carnivals. The pubs are happily donating 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes for The Spirit of the Carnival.

More details here

Ryde Carnival Queen’s Team Selection

We had our annual Ryde Carnival Queen’s Team Selection evening at Ryde Academy on Saturday 23rd February. There was a lot of dancing and some very difficult judging decisions to make!

A huge thank you as always to Liz from “Splash” (57 Union Street, Ryde) who very kindly provided the tiaras for the Queens and Princesses to wear.

The Senior Team

Back row L-R: Reserves Amber Barrett and Hailie Sedgwick

Front Row L-R: Queen Georgie Matthews, Princesses Nikita Read and Jessica Way


The Junior Team

Back row L-R: Reserves Imogen Janeway and Maisy Humphreys

Front Row L-R: Princesses Daisy Clark-Bennett and Roxy-Lou Smith, Queen Honeysuckle Milsome

Congratulations to the Queens, Princesses and Reserves. Everyone else who came along will still be joining us for Carnivals as part of the Entourage. Let the fun begin!

Please let us know via email if we have spelt any of your names incorrectly.