Monmouth Carnival will be held on Sunday, 2nd July 2017

Carnival ready to stand on its own again

Following a number of years of incorporation into the Monmouth Festival, Monmouth Carnival is set to operate on its own again this summer. 

The re-ignited carnival committee has grown in strength and stature and although it gelled well as part of the annual music festival it now seems like the right time for it to move on.

Such is the popularity of the carnival and its growth so big that there is now an expanded, lively and growing group who can move the carnival forward to a newer and bigger platform than could be achieved as a small group in a larger organisation.

The Carnival and Music Festival have agreed that it would be better to make the move sooner rather than later so that planning and production of this year’s events can get smoothly underway.

Mark Williamson, festival spokesperson said, “The Carnival now has the strength and depth of support to stand alone and we wish it every success in the future."

Chris Were, for the carnival stated “We are very grateful to the Festival for the support it gave us in recent times and for the offer of continued support for the future. I am sure that both events will continue to grow for the benefit of all in the town”

This year will see the carnival take place on 2nd July and a family fun day will be introduced during the first weekend of Monmouth Festival, bringing a new aspect to this much loved and well supported event.

If you would like to be involved with the Carnival or for more information please go Monmouth Carnival Facebook page or

Cerys Watts

Situated in the beautiful historic Welsh border town Monmouth Festival is a nine day festival offering the unique atmosphere of yesteryear festivals in the here and now. Organised by a committee of unpaid hardworking passionate volunteers for the people of Monmouth town and the surrounding areas, but attracting visitors from all over the world, it is proud to be considered one of the largest and best free volunteer organised festivals in Europe