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Weymouth Carnival Cancelled 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of Weymouth Carnival for the year 2024. Unfortunately, Weymouth Carnival is not happening this August as originally planned. We understand the disappointment this may cause and want to extend our sincerest apologies to all those who were eagerly anticipating this event.

We have worked tirelessly to bring the carnival back to life, but regrettably, we were unable to secure the necessary approvals and funding to make it happen this year. Despite our best efforts, certain challenges have proven insurmountable within the time frame available.

We want to express our deepest gratitude for all the support we’ve received thus far from the local council, businesses, and communities in Weymouth. Your enthusiasm and dedication have been truly inspiring, and we remain committed to working closely with you to bring back the carnival in the future.

Although Weymouth Carnival will not take place this August, we are actively exploring alternative event options for 2024. We are determined to offer the community a memorable experience, and we will keep you updated as plans progress.

We want to reassure everyone that all donations raised for this year’s carnival will be carried forward to future events. Additionally, we will be contacting all stall holders promptly to arrange full refunds.

Despite this setback, we want to assure you that our organisation, including the dance and set company, will continue to operate as usual. We remain dedicated to our mission of bringing joy and entertainment to the Weymouth community.

We understand that this news may be disappointing, but we remain optimistic about the future. We will continue to engage with you, our valued supporters, and keep you informed of any developments.

Kallum Gethins, Director & Chairman said: “As Director and Chairman of Weymouth Carnival, I want to personally express my regret over the cancellation of this year’s event. It is truly disheartening to deliver this news, especially after the immense effort that has been put into planning and preparation.”

“Despite our best endeavors, we encountered obstacles beyond our control that prevented us from moving forward with the carnival as planned. However, I want to assure you that we remain steadfast in our commitment to revitalising this cherished tradition in the future.

“I am incredibly grateful for the unwavering support we’ve received from the community, and I want to extend my deepest appreciation to each and every one of you. Your passion for the carnival is what drives us to continue our efforts, and I am confident that together, we will overcome these challenges.”

“We are exploring alternative event options for 2024 and remain optimistic about the opportunities that lie ahead. I urge you to stay connected with us as we navigate this journey, and I promise to keep you informed every step of the way.”

” Thank you for your understanding, patience, and continued belief in the spirit of Weymouth Carnival.

We have raised an incredible £11,000* towards Weymouth Carnival and this will be put towards organising a carnival for the future.

We have not closed up the shop as to say and we will continue to work towards the goal of reviving Weymouth Carnival. “

If you would like to volunteer with us please fill out our online form: https://www.weymouth-carnival.uk/volunteer-with-us/

If you would like to show your support, you can send in letter of support and gratitude to the office address which is 74 Douglas Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9XW.

About Us

At Weymouth Carnival, we are all about celebrating the vibrant spirit and breathtaking beauty of our coastal town. Located on the stunning Jurassic Coast of Dorset, Weymouth is a place where the sea meets the sky, and where endless opportunities for fun and festivity await. Our annual carnival is a true testament to the heart and soul of our community.

What We Do

Every year, we host a spectacular carnival that brings together locals and visitors from far and wide. Our mission is simple: to create a joyful and inclusive event that showcases the best of Weymouth. From lively parades and dazzling fireworks to live music, food stalls, and a plethora of family-friendly activities, we provide a platform for everyone to come together and celebrate the magic of our coastal town.

Join the Fun

Weymouth Carnival is not just an event; it’s a tradition that has been enchanting generations. We invite you to become a part of this tradition and join us in creating unforgettable memories. Whether you’re a local looking to revel in the familiar sights and sounds or a visitor eager to experience the essence of Weymouth, you’ll find something here to delight in.

Get Involved

Would you like to participate in the parade, showcase your talents, or become a sponsor? Weymouth Carnival is a community-driven event, and we’re always excited to welcome new contributors. Together, we can make the carnival even more remarkable.

Stay Informed

To stay up-to-date with all the carnival news, including event dates, schedules, and special announcements, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media. We promise to keep you in the loop as we prepare for another fantastic year.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to get in touch with our team, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to make your Weymouth Carnival experience as enjoyable as possible.

Thank you for visiting the Weymouth Carnival website. We can’t wait to celebrate with you and create lasting memories by the sea. Let the countdown to the next carnival begin!


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