Bakewell Carnival

Bakewell Carnival is the biggest and best carnival in the North of England. There are great events running throughout the week, everyone involved with the carnival committee hope you will join them and take part in Derbyshire's Premier Carnival here in beautiful Bakewell.

The Carnival Queen and her entourage are looking forward to give you a special wave when they see you and when you buy a programme or put some money in one of the tins you can be happy to know that everything you donate will be going to local charities as always.

Diary of events for the week

There is a Wacky Windows Competition and a Childrens Colouring Competition that run all week with entries closing at 14:00 on Saturday 1st July. The details are in the Carnival Programme - entries to be placed in the box at the main gate to Bakewell Recreation Ground.

Saturday - 26th June 2021

11:00-16:30 - International Day of Dance

at venues all around the Town Centre


Sunday - 27th June 2021

11:00 - Fell Race from Bakewell Recreation Ground

14:30 - Blessing of the Wells starting at Bath Gardens

18:00 - Treasure Hunt starting at The Queens Arms


Monday - 28th June 2021

18:30 'till 20:00 - Raft Race practice session in Scot's Gardens

20:00 - Quiz at The Manner, Matlock St, Bakewell

20:00 - Darts Competition at The Working Mens Club

Tuesday - 29th June 2021

18:30 - Children's Pet Competition on the Bakewell Recreation Ground

20:00 - Chipping Out Domino Competition at the Working Mens Club

Wednesday - 30th June 2021

19:30 - Brass in the Park on the Recreation Ground

19:30 - Bingo at the Wheatsheaf


Thursday - 1st July 2021

19:00 - Bakewell Carnival Raft Race starting in Wynn Meadow

20:00 - Jack Russell Races on Bakewell Recreation Ground

20:30 - Tug O' War Contest on Bakewell Recreation Ground

Friday - 2nd July 2021

18:30 - Children's Sports on Bakewell Recreation Ground

19:15 - Wheelbarrow and Wellie Race starting on Bakewell Bridge

Saturday - 3rd July 2021

13:00 - Assembly of Carnival Procession and Judging on Bakewell Recreation Ground

15:00 - The Bakewell Carnival Procession onwards starting from Bakewell Recreation Ground


Sunday - 4th July 2021

11:00 - Outdoor United Churches Service on Bakewell Recreation Ground

14:00 - Duck Race Bakewell Bridge to the Iron Bridge (River Wye)