Nottingham Carnival 2023 Update

We are delighted to announce the details of the Nottingham Carnival on Sunday 20th August 2023 at the Victoria Embankment.

We have numerous troupes from Nottingham and around the country taking part in the colourful Carnival Parade which starts at 2 pm and is free to watch.

As before, the Parade route will start on the Victoria Embankment, head up Wilford Grove, Felton Road and Green Street before making its way back down to the Embankment via Bunbury Street returning to the Carnival site via Wilford Grove, where they will perform on the dedicated stage within the Carnival site. The complete parade should take no more than 2 hours and you can watch the parade at any point along the Carnival route.

On the Carnival site this year, there will be four music zones featuring live bands, 30+ DJ’s and sound systems and steel bands. As always, the music will include Soca, Reggae, Afro beat, Calypso, Salsa, RnB, Soul, Dancehall, Jungle, Grime, Baseline House.

There will also be trade stalls, world food stalls, licensed bars and fairground rides within the Carnival site.

PLEASE NOTE: The entrance to the Car Park is via Wilford Toll Bridge end of Victoria Embankment.

Entry to the Carnival site costs £6 per person, however, under 12s are free.

Designated car parking is £6 from 11.30am; contactless payment is required. Entry to the car park is from the Wilford Toll Bridge end of the Embankment.


Watch Nottingham Carnival 2020 on YouTube

Due to the UK lockdown, we were not able to meet in person for our 2020 carnival. However, we still shared our Nottingham pride by live streaming our events. 


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