Wells Carnival 2024

Friday 2nd to Sunday 11th August 2024
See website for programme information


Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of North Norfolk enjoys a traditional summer Carnival for residents and visitors.

Wells Carnival 2024, Wells Harbour, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 | Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of North Norfolk enjoys a traditional summer Carnival for residents and visitors.  | wells, carnival, north, norfolk, coast, harbour
Wells Carnival 2024, Wells Harbour, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 | Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of North Norfolk enjoys a traditional summer Carnival for residents and visitors.  | wells, carnival, north, norfolk, coast, harbour
Wells Carnival 2024, Wells Harbour, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 | Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of North Norfolk enjoys a traditional summer Carnival for residents and visitors.  | wells, carnival, north, norfolk, coast, harbour

A week of family fun and events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats, fancy-dress, pull-and push-along vehicles and much more. Traditional seaside activities include a sand-castle competition, town crier competition, gillying on the quay and the crowning of the Carnival Royals.

Wells Carnival is a not-for-profit organisation run by a team of hardworking volunteers who live in or near the town of Wells-next-the-Sea, on the beautiful North Norfolk coast. The event has been taking place annually at the beginning of August for well over 100 years. The Carnival, which was originally known as the Wells Regatta was just a one day event and the earliest programme we have is for Saturday 24th July, 1926 (unless you have an earlier one). Over the years the event has grown and the carnival committee 'Crew' (they wear the fuchsia pink T.shirts) now organise more than 100 events over the 10 days of Carnival.

We endeavour to provide entertainment for all ages: a teddy bears picnic for the little ones, raft race and funrun for the energetic plus painting and sandcastle competitions for the artistic. We also put on history walks and various workshops plus live music over 6 nights along with the ever popular Screen on the Green. The event culminates on the 2nd Saturday with the main Carnival event, including fancy dress competitions, a parade around the town and a spectacular music event in the evening.

Price: See website for prices of individual events, many are FREE Entry

Location: Wells Harbour, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23

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