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Cromer Carnival Day Events

Don't miss out on the 2016 Cromer Carnival Day taking place on Wednesday 17th August 2016



On Wednesday 17th August 2016 (Carnival Day) there will be no parking facilities within the carnival site, even for car pass holders.

There will be a free car park facility with a charged bus ride from Westgate, Holt Road, Cromer (A148), with coaches running all day, including during the procession.

•During the day, the drop off point will be the Carnival Field, Runton Road and the collection point will be at the Beach Road bus stop

•From 18:15 and during the procession, the coaches will drop off and pick up on the Holt Road, outside Morrisons

•The last bus leaves at 22:30

•The cost is £3.00 per car for the coach journey, in to Cromer and return to Westgate



•North Norfolk District Council car parks at The Meadow, Cadogan Road and Runton Road will be open

•Car park charges at The Meadow and Cadogan Road will be as normal

•Runton Road car park will be manned by Council staff who will be collecting a daily parking fee and allocating spaces for parking

Please note that if you have not left the car park before 18:30, you will be unable to leave before the procession has completed the town circuit. When you leave the car park you may be directed away from the town centre by the police, until the town centre is clear.

There is additional parking at Amazona Zoo, Hall Road, Cromer, which will be open from 17:00 on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th August 2016.

We also have a relief car park, located close to the Carnival Field, which will be open on Sunday 14th, Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and the evening of Thursday 18th August 2016.



If you are travelling in from the Norwich or Sheringham areas, why not leave the car at home and travel by train to this year's Cromer Carnival?


Abellio Greater Anglia operates regular train services on the Bittern Line, between Norwich and Sheringham, with all trains calling at Cromer. There will be an hourly service between Cromer and Sheringham, with an additional service from and to Norwich.


•A range of cheap day return tickets are available

After the Carnival Procession on Wednesday evening the last trains to depart from Cromer, are to Sheringham at 23:33 and to Norwich at 23:55 (times correct at time of printing).


Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - On the Field

17 Aug, 2016, 9:30am

Cromer Carnival Committee welcomes you to the celebrations at Runton Road.

A Carnival Day with a great atmosphere for all the family to enjoy. There will be a funfair, stalls, food stands, bar and all sorts of refreshments. Come along and join in the fun!

•Gates open at 09:30

•Adults £7.00

•Senior Citizens £5.00

•Children (aged 16 and under) £4.00

•Children under 3 are FREE

•Family ticket £18.00 (2 adults and 2 children)




Squib Freestyle Stunt Show


The Red Arrows

•The team are back again by popular demand, performing their magic in the air, with breath taking displays of skill and courage.


The Knights of the Damned

•Television and film stuntman, Justin Pearson, presents this spectacular display team. They offer a breathtaking variety of medieval shows full of exciting stunts and horsemanship. As one of the UK's leading Medieval Jousting acts, the displays boast high speed action, skilful mounted knights and a fantastic colourful spectacle. The Knights of the Damned will give the audience a full on show with galloping horses, stunts, falls and awesome fire weapons, that will leave you truly breathless!!



Stuart Barnes' Ducks and Dogs

•Stuart & his team use trained and untrained sheep dogs to herd ducks, amusing and educating the audience about common dog behaviour issues and about how these can be resolved. His display is divided into 3 parts to entertain throughout the displays.

•Part 1: Dog psychology. Helping to understand why our dogs have unwanted dog problems and how to solve them.

•Part 2: Natural Instincts. They use untrained dogs on the ducks to demonstrate their natural canine instincts, and shows how to control them with energy and body language.

•Part 3: Audience Participation. Our demonstrator can be joined by younger members of the audience as they use trained dogs to put ducks through their course of tunnels, slides, Maltese cross, pool and pen.


Miss Cromer 2016 and the Royal Party - Accompanied by the Woodforde's Horse and Dray


The Croydon Steel Orchestra


The Knights of the Damned


Stuart Barnes' Ducks and Dogs


Squib Freestyle Stunt Show

•Bringing the arena displays to an exciting finale!


(End of Arena displays)


09:30 onwards

Static displays open. See the 999 show, Emergency Services in static displays. Come along and meet the local Police, Fire, Ambulance, Lifeboat and Coastguard services, subject to service conditions.


Arrival of the Red Arrows Commentator Red 10




Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - Around the Town


17 Aug, 2016, 10:15am

Royal Party and invited guests breakfast


The Croydon Steel Orchestra - Henry Blogg Gardens and Cromer Parish Church, Church Street


Presentation of Prizes - Henry Blogg Gardens, Church Street - Prize giving ceremony for many of the various competitions, organised in support of Cromer Carnival.



•Ricki - The Albion

•Live Music - Pirate Radio (21:00 until 12:00) - Bernies, East Runton

•Live Music - Rum Dogs (15:30) - The Kings Head

•The Brilliant Jon Alex (Throughout the afternoon and 20:00 until late) - The White Horse


Carnival Day Parade

17:00 onwards

Carnival Parade Assembles - Carnival Field, Runton Road


Judging of the Floats and Fancy Dress

•All floats are to make sure they have read the rules and signed the entry form at the back of the Carnival Programme or download a copy from the 'Entry Forms' page of this website

•To ensure that the judges see you, competitors must be in position by 17:40

•In addition, floats will be judged en route during the procession to find the most entertaining float


Cromer Grand Carnival Parade

Through the Town via Runton Road, Prince of Wales Road, Hamilton Road, Church Street, Mount Street, Louden Road, West Street, Beach Road and returning to the Runton Road car park.


PLEASE NOTE: A percentage of all bucket takings from the collection made at this year's parade will be donated to a local cause, which the committee has decided this year, will be Cromer Scouts and Guides. Please help us to support these worthy causes!


Here are some of the bands taking part in the Carnival parade:

•The City of Norwich Pipe Band

•The Croydon Steel Orchestra

•Smokehouse Blues marching Jazz Band

Playing at various places around the Carnival parade route will be:

•Phoenix Pipes and Drums


Cromer town road closures will be implemented at 18:30 until 21.30. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.



Live Music - Catch 22 - Carnival Field, Runton Road

•Catch 22 are one of East Anglia's Premier bands, providing top quality entertainment for weddings, parties, corporate functions, holiday parks, clubs, etc. Playing the best songs from the 60's to the present, Catch 22 will keep the dance floor full all night. From Adele, Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars and Sam Smith, back through the decades to Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, Queen and The Beatles