Whitley Bay Carnival 2021

’26 ways to green’

Parade begins 4pm Saturday 18th September

Carnival 2021 is all about the environment as we focus on what we have to lose and what we want to protect in the sea, the air and the land itself. Flags of hope will be flying along the coastline and the costumed promenaders will bring the environment into sharp focus, giving us a version of utopia.

As always Carnival is an invitation for absolutely everyone to get together and celebrate community, belonging and making meaningful, positive things happen whatever the barriers might be.

Whitley Bay Carnival 2021

How you can join in.

Instead of just creating carnival in our established community carnival clubs and schools this year we invite everyone to pick a theme and come along to one of our free Tuesday drop in carnival clubs in the garden at 158 Whitley Road.

Come along on your own, with a friend, a neighbour or the whole family, make a costume and join the parade. Each Tuesday from 10.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 15.00 our carnival artists will be there with materials and tools and lots of help.

3rd August10 am to 12 noon & 1 pm to 3pmLand
10th August10 am t0 12 noon & 1 pm to 3 pmUtopia
17th August10 am t0 12 noon & 1 pm to 3 pmAir and Sea
24th August10 am t0 12 noon & 1 pm to 3 pmLand and Utopia

Join the Band

Whitley Bay Big Noise drummers

Open to all rehearsals are being organised with safe distancing and fresh air in mind. Contact us for dates, times and venues

Whitley Bay Carnival 2021








We Can’t Wait To Celebrate With You!

​The Spanish City Rollers

Play a little or a lot of brass or woodwind? Could you keep time on the drum? The Spanish City Rollers are open to new members. Band leader Graham Hardy will be leading rehearsals this summer. Contact us for dates, times and venues.

Whitley Bay carnival 2021

Make Carnival at home

Can’t get to the parade? Missing the atmosphere? Make carnival at home! Decorate your place, make your own flags of hope, have a green picnic in your garden or your yard, make a costume and dress up. We have materials and videos to help. Get in touch, share your ideas, pictures and videos over the next few weeks and carnival weekend.

How to Share

On social media use the hashtags #26waystogreen #whitleybaycarnival

Need help? Contact us direct

Event Info


September 18 2021


Whitley Bay, North Tyneside


Parade begins at 4pm

You will have noticed that the parade date has slipped from May to September and Covid issues mean that we will be putting everything into the carnival parade but not staging the usual sea front event. But Carnival will be back as we know it in May 2022.


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