Hornsea Carnival is the largest and longest running FREE carnival in East Yorkshire. It is run by and enthusiastic group of volunteers.

Hornsea Carnival is known to mark the start of summer.

The Carnival runs over 3 days on the third weekend in July the event draws on average over 25,000 visitors during the three days.

Hornsea carnival has been running since 1967 in its current form and it is firmly focused on the local community, the carnival committee’s aim is to bring everyone together for three days of family fun, featuring Live music, Craft, arts for all ages.



Each year Hornsea Carnival needs to raise funds to run the Carnival, to this end as well as the generous donations from the Public, we look to local businesses to help and support us with donations or Advertisements.

Each year we NEED Your support.

If you would like to find out more about sponsorship options please read our sponsorship page for further information.

The Carnival Chairman

– Run by Volunteers for the Benefit of the whole Community –

Hornsea Carnival

19th – 20th – 21st – July 2024

– Circus Circus –

Lets Get Social

#HornseaCarnival – #YourCommunityYourCarnival

Carnival Royal Family 2024

This year we are looking not for a Princess or a Prince, but we want the whole Nine Yards, we want, no we need a Carnival Royal Family for 2024.

Fancy opening the Carnival, and all main Events over the weekend, then submit an Application to us today.

Sunday 21st July 2024 - Starts @ 4pm

Have you got what it takes to beat the Rest ?

Do you have a crazy large false Moustache?

Or an equally Crazy costume ?

If the Answer is either Yes or No to any of the above, download a application form from the website and enter your team today.

Sunday 21st July 2024 - Fun Run

Family Fun Run-   Run / Jog or Walk is back

Sunday the 21st 2024 – Hall Garth Park

Free Entry, all ages and abilities Welcome

In Partnership with Hornsea Harriers

We’ve Been going strong since 1967

Getting Involved

If you would like to be part of the Hornsea Carnival Parade, please download and return the Hornsea Carnival Parade Application Form.

Click here for the forms page

If you are interested in trading at Hornsea Carnival, or if you are a voluntary group wishing to have a stall, please download and return the Hornsea Carnival Trader Enquiry Form.

Click here for the forms page