Camberley Carnival

In response to the Prime Minister’s statement on 16th March advising the public to avoid unnecessary contact, I’m am afraid we have decided to cancel this year’s Comedy Festival and Carnival.

As you can imagine, we are hugely disappointed to be cancelling these events but the safety of the public, artists and staff is our number one priority. The Box Office will shortly begin contacting Comedy Festival customers to  offer credits or refund.

Thank you very much for your continued support.

carnival 2020

To find out how to enter into the parade please click here!

The Camberley Carnival is back again for its fifth year, the 2020 theme is ‘The Olympics‘* Join us to watch the colourful parade march through the town centre before taking part in our family fun day at London Road Recreation Ground – entry is absolutely FREE!

*Please note this is not an officially endorsed Olympic Event.

The theme for the 2020 parade is ‘Opening Ceremony’, which will leave the Borough Council offices on Knoll Road at 12 noon on a route throughout the town centre before concluding at London Road Recreation Ground (behind The Arena) where there will be an afternoon of free fantastic entertainment including live music, bar, workshops, plenty of stalls, Camberley Theatre tent, bouncy castles and tons of fun for the whole family!

To find out how to enter into the parade please click here!

The 2020 Camberley Carnival is just one of the Surrey Heath Borough Council events to be sponsored by Herrington Carmichael.




Saturday 22 June 2019

The sun shone, the crowds came, the people smiled. Camberley Carnival 2019 was a wonderful day, the community spirit was out in force. Thank you Camberley!

Take a look at the video.

Here’s the parade.

The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Robin Perry and the Mayoress, Jill Boxall took part in the parade in a beautiful cream Rolls Royce Cloud III  and then judged the parade entries.

The winners were the 8th Camberley Scouts, Beavers and Cubs group. Congratulations!


There then followed an afternoon of live music, gymnastic and dance displays, children’s theatre, retro computer games, food, drink and laughter.

Children’s theatre came in the shape of ‘Chores’ from Australia – they were brilliant!

See you next year! We’ll start inviting people / schools / organisations / businesses /community groups to join the 2020 parade in a few months – please keep Saturday 20 June in your diaries – we’d love you to join in, the more the merrier!



The theme for this year’s Carnival is Circus! The date for the 2019 Camberley Carnival is Saturday 22 June. If you would like to take part in the parade through town, please click here for details.

Here are the timings for Saturday 22 June!

Camberley Carnival Social

For videos and more details of the 2019 Carnival please click here

Once again the colourful parade will march through town and finish at the London Road Recreation Ground (behind The Arena). Once again, there will be an afternoon of fabulous, quality, free entertainment!

Live music stage

CIF Carnival Full Set 129

Featuring, several live bands, including from Bristol, Old Baby Mackerel

Elsewhere on site we welcome, Travelling Light Circus / Playground of Illusions


The Big Art children’s workshop

CIF Carnival 23rd June -21

Carnival of Retro Computers Marquee

Wonderful children’s entertainment from Australia, ‘Chores’. 

Here are some photos from the 2018 Camberley Carnival!



Here are some pictures from the 2017 Carnival, this was year one.






cropped-pink-elephant1.jpgStart of procession


  1. I was delighted to see the short procession today, having seen the poster on the kiosk near Barclays and then noticed the road closed signs. However, I am not on Facebook, Twitter or any form of social media, do not buy the Camberley News & Mail and for some months have not had the StarCourier delivered. Talking to friends we realised that we had not known about the carnival or procession. Next time please put a banner over the High Street. Fliers were handed out this morning (as we watched it) telling us of the procession at 12 noon. This is far too late. It would have been good if they had been on shop windows or even delivered in the past week so that we might have read them before putting them in the bin.
    What is needed is Publicity. Please think of the large section of populace who do not use social media, smartphones or even computers and do not buy the News & Mail (too expensive) or receive the courier (in which the items are mainly about Hampshire, anyway). We would support events if only we knew about them.


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