Fun for all the family to enjoy
pier to pier parade

pier to pier parade

Central to South Pier
the main stage

the main stage

variety entertainment for all the family
for the community, by the community

for the community, by the community

Created by the community for everyone to enjoy

Date & Time

Sunday 23rd July 2017
@12noon onwards


Parade | Central - South Pier
Stage | Waterloo Headland

Blackpool Carnival 2017

A new FREE event for all the family is coming to Blackpool this Summer

Bring the family along and enjoy a day of fantastic entertainment on the Waterloo Headland, South Shore (opposite McDonalds) with live acts performing on stage including bands, drummers, dance groups and not forgetting our Central to South Pier Parade lead by our Carnival Queen. Blackpool International Carnival has been organised by the local community to celebrate the diverse cultures in and around Blackpool.

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Check out our video

Blackpool Carnival Promo Video


Carnival Parade

A parade will take place from 12noon, starting at Central Pier

The Main Stage

Enjoy an afternoon of family entertainment

Queen's Arena

Meet our very own Carnival Queen and visiting royalty
Enjoy a day of family fun at Blackpool’s first International Carnival. Follow our carnival parade from Central Pier which will be packed full of culture, variety, and fabulous costumes, Head down to our main event area on The Waterloo Headland for an afternoon of amazing entertainment from around the local area including dance groups, musicians and more!


Thanks to Lottery funding and the community we are excited to announce Blackpool’s first International Carnival! This will be the start of an annual event, growing year on year as have other Carnivals.  Manchester Caribbean Carnival now attracts an audience of more than 6,000,000. 

“Although we would like to attract lots of visitors, to both this years and future years’ Carnivals, taking part in and organising the event is for us, for Blackpool people,” says Susanne Johnson, Chair of the South Beach Beacons which forms a large part of the organising group.

“South Beach Beacons are involved in the organisation of the Carnival and in the successful application to secure this funding from the Lottery as part of our improvement activities for the South Beach area. Susanne went on to add “We hope to bring people to this area of Blackpool to invigorate it, but also to gather people from both this area and the other areas of Blackpool to boost community spirit and local pride.”

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We are inviting all Blackpool schools, children’s groups, sports groups, adult organisations and even businesses to enter a troop into the Carnival Parade which will go, on foot from the Central to the South

We are also inviting all musicians or musical groups to join in and play at the central stage on the Waterloo Road Headland.  The Carnival will have an International flavour representing the culture of many of the people now living in Blackpool and the North of England from other cultures.

Get Involved

Event Location

  • Event Location
    Stage | The Waterloo Headland
    (Opposite McDonalds)
    Parade: Central - South Pier
  • Call Us
    01253 343803
  • Email Us


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Regular trams will run every 10 minutes to our event locations, with heritage trams running every 20 minutes.


To book accommodation for the Carnival click here to visit ‘Little Touches’ our official accommodation provider,


Various food and beverage stalls will be located around the main event area on The Waterloo Headland.


Both the Parade route and the main event areas are level access. There is also an accessible viewing area and toilet facilities.





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