Carnival Week 2017

Friday 29th September

Carnival Concert - Last Night of the Proms

with Gillingham Imperial Silver Band
7:30pm at the Methodist Church
Includes the crowning of the Princess and Attendants.
Admission - Adults £5.00 - Accompanied Children £2.00

Sunday 1st October

Window Spotting Competition - Starts Today

The Gillingham Window Oddity Spotting Competition runs throughout Carnival Week.
Entry forms are available from Brainwave from Friday 30th September.
Entry £1.00

Open Fishing Competition

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

Walking Treasure Hunt

Start 2:00pm at the Football Club, Hardings Lane (Just past RiversMeet)
Finish at 4:00pm for marking, a rest and a cup of tea.
Entry £2.00 per family
Prizes and the Murray Hawkins Dental Practice Trophy

Monday 2nd October

Grand Carnival Prize Bingo at the Vicarage Schoolroom

Eyes Down 7:45pm

Tuesday 3rd Octoberr

Baby Show

At the Youth Centre, Cemetery Road. Doors open 12.30pm, Judging 1.00pm.
Entry £2.00
Age groups:
  • 0-6 months
  • 7-9 months
  • 10-18 months
  • 19-24 months
All entries must live in SP8 postal code

Wednesday 4th October

Quiz Night

7.30pm at the Coronation Club
Teams of 4, £1.00 per person entry

Thursday 5th October

Coles Funfair

6.00pm onwards
Special Night

Friday 6th October

Coles Funfair

6.00pm onwards

Darts Pairs

Sign-in 8.00pm at the Coronation Club - £2.00 per person.
Win the Frank Lane Memorial Cup and £100.00 Cash Prizes

Knockout Skittles

From 8.00pm at the Coronation Club
Entry on the night £1.00 per hand.
Win the Timepiece Trophy and Cash Prizes

Saturday 7th October

Carnival Duck Race

From 10am at the High Street Car Park

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.

Coles Funfair

Opens 2.00pm

Evening Procession

All events take place through the High Street, unless otherwise noted.
  • 6.00pm Assembly at Brickfields Business Park, Judging En-Route.
  • 6.45pm Parade of Bands
    • Gillingham Imperial Silver Band
    • Shaftesbury Silver Band
    • Dolphin Youth Marching Band
    • Dorset Youth Marching Band - The Quarterjacks
  • 7.15pm "A Cavalcade Of Steam"
    • followed by
  • Majorette Parade
      followed by
  • 7.15pm The Grand Illuminated Procession - Brickfields Business Park to Bay Road
See map for procession route information.