The 5th Whitley Bay Carnival will be BIG - opening the summer seaside season with a full day of live music, street theatre, circus, art markets, street food, stalls & everything good about the big outdoors.
There will be big little things and little big things on the prom as we play with scale and size. Experience the thrill of the big band and big brass alongside some very special solo guitar from Alex Alfaro and a little blues treat from The Dave Ferra All Stars. Help Drumdin celebrate their 25th birthday with a little work in progress and Whitley Women celebrate the 100th anniversary of the vote for women.
Evolution & Growth
Whitley Bay Carnival is all about having fun in the great outdoors as we mark the start of the summer season. The annual carnival parade is the centrepiece of a colourful family day out bringing crowds to the Spanish City Plaza and Links to enjoy circus, street arts, live music and more alongside traditional seaside shuggy boats and fairground rides, street food craft ale bars, the arts market and trade stalls.
Since 2014 we have been celebrating all that is best about our seaside town and in that time our visitor numbers have grown from 2000 to over 12000. In 2018 we are growing our market area and offering trade pitches and stalls to individuals, organisations and companies who are either based in the area or who are trading in products or experiences that enhance outdoor living.
You can help make Whitley Bay Carnival happen by supporting us
This year we are hoping to raise £12,000!
This will pay for artworks, costume and dance workshops with local children and the wider community and getting people involved in the procession - Carnival's unique and memorable community celebration. An amazing event for the whole community to be proud of!