Sat 26th Aug 10am - 3pm
Ryde Main Carnival CANCELLED
It is with great sadness that due to the weather we have been forced to cancel our Main Carnival tonight.
After a telephone conversation with the Met Office, they told us that very heavy rain (and possibly high winds as well) are due just around the time the carnival would have been setting off. So, although it doesn’t seem too bad at the moment, it’s due to get a lot worse over the next few hours again.
However, the good news is that the Illuminated Carnival on Saturday evening is scheduled to have excellent weather, so we will see you all then.
Ryde Carnival Programmes 2023 on Sale NOW!!
Featuring a beautiful front cover by Katie Stone, the 2023 Ryde Carnival programme is now on sale for only £1 at the following outlets;
Mellish’s and The Vegetable Cart in the High Street
The Library in George Street
Morrisons Daily and Hurst in Union Street
With articles about Ryde Royalty, FREE workshops, all our other summer Carnival events, the info for the Children’s Carnival Day, Main Carnival and the Illuminated Carnival, route of the processions and of course, our Window Spotting Competition, Colouring Competition and a Word Trail done for us by Losten an artist and friend of Ryde Carnival.
So, what are you waiting for? Head out to one of the outlets listed above to get your very own copy and Happy Window Spotting!
Ryde Carnival Royalty Selection Night
If all of this sounds like a lot of fun, that’s because it is!
If you missed the Selection Night this year, there’s always next year and if you want to see what’s involved in being a part of Ryde Carnival’s Royalty then check out this link to the Royalty Page which 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
Children’s Carnival Day – Sat 26th August 10am-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.