Like the best family wedding you never went to - all ages absolutely encouraged, dad dancing welcome and a chance to dress up and boogie on down. It's time for the carnival ball

Think 'summer of love' flower power and sixties psychedelia when you plan your outfit - ask granny how to make your skinnies into the flariest flares - now is your chance to wear that loud shirt, that feather skirt, put flowers in your hair and beads in your beard - sandals are OK!!

The Baghdaddies will be making music - the Cumby will be pouring the ale, Di Meo's are investigating ice cream floats and our street food traders will be firing up their ovens

Don't miss out

Limited tickets on sale now at Di Meo's Ices Marine Ave Whitley Bay £10 each


Carnival is about getting Whitley Bay on the map - getting our town talked about in a good way, bringing everyone together to celebrate the best we have to offer.

Carol Alevroyianni, Carnival Producer, said: “In 3 years Carnival has become a hugely popular event which the community has really got behind. Last year, thanks to additional funding from The Arts Council, the carnival was not only a spectacular event featuring a wide range of professional acts but we were able to really reach out in to the community and touch people who might not normally get involved in such an event."

You can help make the 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!


Whitley Bay Carnival brings local and international artists together with the community to showcase the best of our seaside town.
Featuring live music, theatre, arts & crafts, circus, street food, shuggy boats and beachy attractions around the iconic Spanish City Dome Plaza over the late May bank holiday. The ticketed Carnival Ball kicks off the celebrations on Friday evening and the Saturday walking parade from the station to the Dome with it's beautifully crafted structures and extravagant costumes is a chance for everyone to dress up and join in.

It's a great free family friendly day out at the seaside with a colourful mix of song, street arts, circus, live music, arts and crafts with vintage fairground rides, craft ales, ice cream and street food. See the Big Sing then watch the carnival parade arrive at noon. the entertainment goes on from 10am till 6pm.

Have a go circus workshops, pottery and print demonstrations, face painting and the perfect chance to dress up and explore as we celebrate nature, the great outdoors and all things wild in Whitley Bay.

In their only UK appearance, all the way from Austria Irrwisch 'The Visitors', from deepest Yorkshire The Ski Band and much much more.


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