Eastbourne has historically had a town carnival for decades in the 20th century but did have an absence of 20 years until Stephen Lloyd, then MP for Eastbourne brought it back in 2011.
The earliest reference to Carnival in Eastbourne was in 1895 when the town celebrated ‘The Battle of the Flowers’ in May of that year.
Recently, Carnival has been affected by the pandemic and did not take place in 2020, and a smaller parade took place in September 2021.
Now we are hopefully coming out of the pandemic and we enter an exciting year, as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee.
Eastbourne Carnival normally takes place on the last Bank Holiday in May – but given the Queen’s celebrations – in 2022 the Carnival will be held on Saturday 4th June on the weekend of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
This is our theme for this year – and we encourage everyone to bring out their creativity, performance and celebrate the Queen’s 70 years reign – and of course entertain our fabulous town, and its visitors.
We will be supporting the community to get involved in Carnival with a series of costume making and dance workshops leading up to the big event in June.
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Eastbourne Carnival is a community organisation, organised by a volunteer committee. Most of the committee have been involved with Carnival since it came back in 2011. You can make enquiries, suggestions and contact us via email, or via our social media channels.FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE