Ryde Carnival Dates 2022

Ryde Carnival Association has agreed our Main and Illuminated Carnival dates for 2022.

The Main Carnival will take place on Thursday 1st September and the Illuminated Carnival will be on Saturday 3rd September 2022. The Children’s Carnival date will be announced shortly.

We are so pleased to be able to announce carnival dates this year, as it’s been far too long since the last Ryde Carnival.

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.

Click HERE to visit the website

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.

Ryde’s Carnivals

Ryde’s Carnivals are all-inclusive and joyous parades of colour and light marking the end of summer. We have a zero-tolerance to any form of discrimination and fully embrace equal opportunities. We like to see happy people expressing themselves and having fun – after all, that’s what Carnival is all about, right?!!

We put on three Carnivals each summer usually 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.

Childrens Carnival
Main Carnival
Illuminated Carnival




More details

coming soon!

Thurs 1st Sept

@ 6:30pm

Sat 3rd Sept

@ 8:30pm

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.