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

Events for 2024 will be posted later in the year

Carnival week runs from Sunday 29th September to Saturday 5th October 2024

Both the children's and the main procession will be held on 5th October 2024.

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.