Carnival Parade and Fun Day - Bishop's Stortford

Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Bishop’s Stortford Carnival Parade and Fun Day Saturday 15 June 2019 – “Around the World”

Explosive rhythms and vibrant entertainment from around the world will come to Bishop’s Stortford on 15 June. Experience Brazilian carnival from London School of Samba and Garden City Samba, unique Bolivian dancing from Mi Viejo San Simon, and fiery Bhangra drum beats from Dhol Division.  The Shaolin Warriors UK will also astound with breathtaking Kung Fu.

Marvel at Coda Falconry flying demonstrations and have your photo taken with a Lanner Falcon from Egypt, a Saker Falcon from the Middle East and a Harris Hawk from South America. Essex Reptile Encounters will fascinate crowds with free handling and photo opportunities.

Visit over 100 fantastic stalls on the field including bar and food court. Children will have fun with giant bubbles, stilt walking, magic, balloon modelling, fun fair, pony rides, ride-on train, face painting, glitter tattoos, sand art and games stalls. Don’t miss the Mayor’s Community Games, classic cars, carnival boats on the river and superb performances from local talented acts. See below for performance timings.

The Carnival Fun Day on Sworders Field (CM23 2EL) is from 12pm – 5pm. The Carnival Parade departs Rhodes Arts Centre (CM23 3JG) at 12.30pm, processes through South Street, Potter Street, Market Square, North Street and Northgate End, finishing on Link Road at approximately 1.20pm. 

Please see the carnival programme here: 

The Arena timings:
12:00 Garden City Samba
12:30 Dhol Division Bhangra Drumming
12:50 Coda Falconry Flying Demonstration
13:30 Dhol Division
13:40 Shaolin Warriors UK
14:00 Mayor's Welcome
14:05 London School of Samba
14:25 Dhol Division Bhangra Drumming
14:45 Coda Falconry Flying Demonstration
15:25 Mi Viejo San Simon Bolivian Dancers
15:50 The Mayor's Community Games
16:30 Shaolin Warriors UK
16:55 Prize Giving and Farewell

The Bandstand Arena timings:
12:00 The Busking 5
12:30 Martin Cox - Magician
13:00 Bishop's Stortford Ukulele Society
13:30 The Bishop's Stortford Band
14:05 Grove Cottage Performing Arts Club
14:15 The Jenny Myhill School of Dance and Performing Arts
14:30 Isamar Martins Zumba
14:55 Hip Hop Pop
15:20 Hanako Ward Ukulele
15:30 St Michael's CE Primary School
15:45 KBD Dance
16:15 Pauline Quirke Academy Bishop's Stortford
16:30 Belly Belles

Workshops and Walkabout Acts:
Coda Falconry 'Hold a Bird of Prey' workshops at 1.30pm - 2.30pm and 3.45pm - 4.45pm
Essex Reptile Encounters - meet and greet reptiles, invertebrates, amphibians and cholonian from 12pm - 5pm
Bubbly Heaven Bubble Show - interactive bubbles 1.45pm - 3.45pm
Stiltwalker/magician/balloon artist 1.30pm - 5pm
Walkabout princess and superhero 1.30pm - 4.30pm

For more enquiries please contact 01279 715 001. 
Facebook: @bishopsstortfordtc