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Dawlish Carnival Week

Venue: Dawlish

Date: 10/08/19 (00:00) - 16/08/19 (23:59)

Great for: The Whole Family

Entry charge: Free


It's party time in South Devon... it may not quite be Rio but for one week every year the pretty seaside resort of Dawlish bursts into life with it's awesome carnival!

Carnival week in Dawlish is a seven-day action packed event with a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy.

The event culminates in the main procession, a colourful and noisy celebration that covers a two and a half mile route through the seaside town. With so many vantage points in and around Dawlish - there's plenty of places for you to get uninterrupted views of the floats. The thrill of summer, fresh sea breeze, and the sights and sounds of the Carnival make the Dawlish Carnival an unmissable and unforgettable experience!

Check out the full programme of events here!

Monday - Family Fun Day - 12th August

Tuesday - Pram Race - 13th August

Wednesday - Beach Day - 14th August

Thursday - Nostalgia Day - 15th August

An action packed day, culminating in an epic firework display on Dawlish Warren!

Highlights include the Craft, Gifts and General Market (10am - 4pm) at the Piazza.
Want to find your funny bone? Join Elfic's Comedy Juggling & Circus Skills Workshop... roll up, roll up for danger, excitement and stupidity from 12.30pm - 3pm on the Back Lawn.
Find out who's Top Dog - the Blue Cross Agility Show is on the Lawn from 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Can you and your dog complete the course?
The fab firework display is back with a bang from 9.30pm on the Warren Green!

Friday - Parade Day - 16th August

Another super day on the lawn is lined up! The special Dawlish Celebrates Carnival Market will be running throughout the day, and in the evening the Carnival Parade will be bringing noise and colour through the town! This will be followed by the brand new glow show on the Lawn!

You'd be barking if you missed the Dog Show - £2 entry fee for your pooch, 11.30am - 1.00pm on the Lawn.
If this works up your appetite then get cooking with Bruno the Chef! He'll be preparing some delicious mushroom dishes with the chance to taste them too.. yum! 1pm - 2pm in the Marquee!
From 4pm, Exeter Starlites will be thrilling the crowds with cheers, chants, jumps, stunts, tumbling, and dance!
Go quackers for the Dawlish Duck Race - buy your ticket to be in with a chance of winning! 5pm at the Brook.
From 7pm the Grand Parade will give you a chance to see the floats in all their glory! Followed by the awesome Glow Show at 10pm.


Feeling energetic - at 9am the 5k Fancy Dress Family Fun Run will take you on an epic route through Dawlish!
Calling all mini-adventurers! If you're between 5 and 8 years old, join us for the treasure hunt! How many beach items can you find! Head to the main beach for 9.30am - 2pm!
Don't get that sinking feeling.. The Raft Race is always fantastic fun - even if you're just spectating!