If you are a frustrated brass or woodwind player join band leader Graham Hardy and Bay Brass in free open workshops at Rockcliffe First School 18.00 – 19.30 Mondays in term time from 19th February

Want to help us make the giant ant? Carnival Club free weekly drop in sessions welcome all comers in the lead up from 19th February at Rockcliffe First School term time Mondays 18.00 – 19.30

Interested in costume? Come and make your own carnival costume or help us add the finishing touches to the carnival props.
in the Big Local shop Saturday mornings in May

Are you a knitter or handy with a sewing machine? Join the Knit 'n' natter group on Friday mornings and help make Carnival look good.

Fancy helping us steward the carnival parade? Set up the site or clear up at the end? Hand out programmes on the day? Help with our questionnaires? Could you get the souvenir posters out to your street or around the local shops? Do you have a shop where you could sell our carnival souvenirs? … or something else? We need all sorts of volunteers so do get in touch.

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.

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!

Details of how you can donate will be released soon.