Ryde Carnival Royalty Selection Night

Ryde Carnival RoyaltyThe image above says it all really! At Ryde Carnival, we do not discriminate against boys on our float, all are welcome. All you need is to love music, dancing and having fun. We not only have 6 kids on our float, but we also have an entourage that make up an additional dance group at the rear of the float, so we have places for loads of you!

We are welcoming kids from the PO33 & PO32 areas – Ryde, Binstead, Wootton and East Cowes.
(East Cowes doesn’t have a full carnival, so we are giving the kids a chance of joining in with us.)

Once chosen, you get to represent Ryde at all the Island carnivals from mid-July to early September as well as some off-Island carnivals. The kids like it so much that we have many that have been with us for years and are now moving on to bigger roles within Ryde Carnival.

So come along, join in the fun and see what it’s all about!

This link to the Royalty Page will give you more of an idea as to what’s involved in a Year in the Life of Ryde Carnival Royalty

Ryde Carnival 2023 Dates Released

Ryde Carnival Association is pleased to announce that the three parades that make up Ryde Carnival Week 2023 are as follows;

Children’s Carnival Day – Sat 26th August 11am-3pm

Main Carnival – Thurs 31st August @ 6:30pm

Illuminated Carnival – Sat 2nd Sept @ 8:30pm

Sign up for the Ryde Carnival Newsletter

Introducing the all-new Ryde Carnival Newsletter for those of you who are tired of always missing out on what’s going on with Ryde Carnival.

All you have to do is sign up for the Ryde Carnival email Newsletter.

It’s jam-packed with useful information about upcoming events.

It’s THAT easy!

Island Carnival Memories

A wonderful website has been set up to show the memories of people who have been around the Island Carnivals for a very long time and it’s called Island Carnival Memories

A collection of reminiscences, stories and photographs contributed by Isle of Wight carnival people in a fascinating Oral History project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It aims to share and celebrate the Island’s rich carnival heritage that has defined our popular culture for more than a century.

A Year in the Life of Ryde Carnival Royalty

Ever wondered what is involved in becoming a member of the Ryde Carnival Royalty? Well, wonder no more! Click on the picture below to find out.