Bishop's Stortford Carnival Parade & Fun Day


Bishop's Stortford Town Council welcomes the annual Carnival Parade and Fun Day on 17 June 2023.

The Carnival Parade departs from South Mill Arts (CM23 3JG) at 11.30pm, processes through South Street, Potter Street, Market Square, North Street and Northgate End, finishing on Link Road at approximately 12.20pm.  

The Carnival Fun Day on Sworders Field (CM23 2EL) is from 12pm – 5pm; visit over 100 stalls at the Fun Day including a bar as well as delicious food from around the world.  Be sure to visit The Carnival Cruise, a special array of decorated working and pleasure boats, moored along the river between the Register Office (CM23 2DL) and Station Road.

The whole event promises to be a fantastic experience for all the family.

All applications for traders and parade participants will be available in early 2023. Please return the completed forms along with all the appropriate documentation to the Event Manager at Bishop’s Stortford Town Council, The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 2ND or . Application deadline is 30 May 2023.

Click here for more information, catering, stall holder application forms and more!



Parking in Northgate End & Link Road Car Parks on Carnival Day

If you are coming to the Bishop’s Stortford Carnival Parade and Fun Day on Saturday 18th June please note that due to a staggered road closure in place on the day entry and exit from Northgate End car park and Link Road car park will be impossible between 13:00-14:10.

Please note that the Causeway Car Park is permanently closed.

For alternative car parks, please follow this link:

Thank you for your cooperation.