Family Fun since 1889
The Isle of Wight is carnival crazy and the Sandown carnival one the best! With well over 20 different public events each summer and several more throughout the year, hundreds of locals and groups from further afield gather to entertain thousands of residents and visitors alike.
With 4 significant public events of our own, each year we aim to make our shows bigger, brighter and better than those that have gone before! Our unique Carnival Development Fund helps local groups participate by supporting them with the cost of costumes, materials etc.
All Sandown Carnival events are FREE to attend, staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers who fundraise throughout the year. Many people congratulate us on being the Island’s friendliest carnival!
With the summer heat wave set to last until the end of August now is the time to book a holiday in Sandown and our Isle of Wight bed and breakfast is the ideal place to spend it, just across the road from the pier and beach. The main carnival goes right across the top of our road and you can hear it long before it reaches you, get there early and grab a front row space and don’t forget to bring your camera.
The children carnival is the day before come and see the entries. It’s a great day out for the family with quizzes and treasure hunts, it’s an exciting week in Sandown.
There usually something on most days, especially in the summer months, making the Isle of Wight the ideal holiday location for all ages.
Come and celebrate 128 years of Sandown Carnival by attending one of the below events:
Children’s Carnival Friday 28th July.
Main Carnival Saturday 29th July.
Illuminated Carnival Wednesday 30th August.
November Celebrations Saturday 4th November.