The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend is upon us and for the team behind Eastbourne Carnival, the entrants, volunteer Marshals and bucket collectors – this means it’s time for Carnival!

With over 40 entrants – we are looking forward to enjoying a great procession down the seafront to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – our theme for this year.

Here is all you need to know about Carnival Saturday.

The Mayor and Mayoress will officially open Carnival at 12pm at the Enterprise shopping Centre – which will be followed by a small procession through town down Terminus Road.

The Big Carnival Parade kicks off at the Western Lawns end of the seafront at 2pm and will process down towards Princes Park where the parade normally ends around 4-5pm.

For the first time – there will be a Judging Point at the Bandstand area where our sponsors and key people from the community have been invited to judge the entries.

There will also be a ‘People’s Vote’ which will be available online via our website and social media so everyone can join in and vote for

– Best float

– Best performance

– Best costume

The Winners will be announced the week after Carnival and will receive £50 to be donated to a Charity of their choice.

A Carnival After Party has been arranged to take place from 9:30pm at The Bear Club, Station Street – where you can enjoy sounds of Carnival and cocktails.

During the day and into the evening, there is a Global Market in Terminus Road with street food and other stalls – and of course our great selection of town centre restaurants, pubs, wine bars for visitors to enjoy after Carnival.

Souvenir T-shirts are available to purchase via the home page on our website

We have more information about Carnival on our website. Please also check out our social media accounts for latest updates.

We wish everyone an enjoyable celebration! Happy Carnivalling Eastbourne J

Main Parade starts 2pm at Western Lawns and heads to Princes Park

Car parking – Five Acres Field

Any specific enquiries please contact us via our website.

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