Carnival Week 2023

Thank you to all our 2023 Sponsors

Main Sponsor for 2023 - David Wilson Homes

Main Band Sponsor for 2023 - Redrow Homes Limited

These events are subject to confirmation - please check back here before attending an event

Sunday 1st October

Window Spotting Competition - Starts Today

The Gillingham Window Oddity Spotting Competition runs throughout Carnival Week.
Entry forms are available from Station Road Garage from Friday 30th September.
Entry: £2.00

Open Fishing Competition

7.00am Lodden Lakes
Entry Forms from Gillingham Fishing Club
For details contact Dave Sealy 01747 823159

Walking Treasure Hunt

Starts 2:00pm at Gillingham Social Club, Hardings Lane (Just past RiversMeet)
Finish at 4:00pm for marking, a rest and a cup of tea.
Entry £3.00 per family/team
Prizes and the Murray Hawkins Dental Practice Trophy

Monday 2nd October

Baby Show

At the Bowls Club, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR.
Doors open 10am, Judging 10.30am.
Entry £2.00
Age groups:
  • 0-6 months
  • 7-12 months
  • 13-18 months
  • 19-24 months
All entries must live in the SP8 post code

Grand Carnival Prize Bingo

At the Bowls Club, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR
Doors Open: 7.00pm Eyes Down 7.45pm

Wednesday 4th October

Quiz Night

Starts 7.30pm at the Coronation Club
Teams of four, £5.00 per team
Prizes and the Ron Cake Cup

Thursday 5th October

Cole's Funfair

Opens 6.00pm

Friday 6th October

Cole's Funfair

Opens 6.00pm

Darts Pairs

8.00pm at the Coronation Club - £5.00 per pair.
£100.00 Cash Prizes and the Frank Lane Memorial Cup

Knockout Skittles

From 7.30pm at the Coronation Club
Entry on the night £1.00 per hand.
£100.00 Cash Prizes and the Timepiece Trophy

Saturday 7th October

Carnival Duck Race

From 10am at the High Street Car Park

Cole's Funfair

Opens 2.00pm

Children's Procession

  • 1.30pm Assembly at Gillingham Primary School
  • 2.00pm Judging
  • 3.00pm Children's Procession - Primary School to Queen Street
See map for procession route information.

Evening Procession

All events take place through the High Street, unless otherwise noted.
  • 6.45pm Parade of Bands
  • 7.05pm "A Cavalcade Of Steam"
      • followed by the Majorette Parade
  • 7.15pm The Grand Illuminated Procession - Brickfields Business Park to Bay Road
  • Assembly from 4.00pm at Brickfields Business Park, Move-off 7.15pm, Judging En-Route.
See map for procession route information.