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.

Whitley Bay Carnival


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.

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In case you missed it, we are running the first of four Big Local Carnival Club sessions this Saturday morning! Come along, share your ideas, create BIG carnival props and costumes and work with fabulous carnival artists. Here's a gorgeous photo of our Sarah from last year's Whitley Bay Carnival - it's that time of year again! #whitleybay

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All our carnival artists got together at the Whitleybay big local shop yesterday for mas camp thought shower and Design marathon - great to have some input from big local regulars ...

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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.

If you would like to help put Whitley Bay Carnival back on the streets this May this is how you can make a donation.

Please send your cheque made out to NPA Ltd-Carnival to Whitley Bay Carnival 2018 c/o New Prospects Association 38 South Parade Whitley Bay

Every little donation makes a big difference

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!

Sponsors for 2018

Robertson Group
Big Purple Box Website design logo
Whitley Bay Big Local Logo
Di Meo's Ices Whitley Bay
TJs American Pastimes Logo
Rockcliffe First School
Sea Drift Design

Supported by:

Kip McGrath, Ann Barkas Consulting, Bigfellers, Underdog TV, Sea Tern Print , Pure Knead, Escape Boutique, Mitchells, Pulp Fiction, Miss Persnickety, Cafe 19, The Windsor Hotel, Black Dog Design, Robinson Optometrists, Eden's Cafe, Black Storm Brewery , Olives at the Station, Melrose Guest House, Michelle Wood artist, Coastal Lift Supplies, Holly Frames