Hereford River Carnival
Welcome to Hereford River Carnival The next spectacular Hereford River Carnival will take place on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th May 2020

The next spectacular Hereford River Carnival will take place on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th September 2020

Hi Carnivaleers

It will perhaps come as no surprise to you all that, after careful consideration, we are moving Hereford River Carnival from 8 / 9 May to the 4 / 5 September.

Hereford River Carnival happens thanks to hundreds of groups and thousands of brilliant people and it would be unfair to ask them to risk their own health and prepare for an event in May that with the current health situation probably couldn’t happen.

So, with true Herefordian grit, we are carrying on with all our preparations so that we can all enjoy the biggest, best celebration ever seen on the Wye in September.

We’ll be in touch soon with loads more information.  Watch this brilliant new website for updates.

The River Carnival as it is today revived an old tradition dating back to the 1960s. Prior to 2014 when a team of volunteers brought it back, the last River Carnival in Hereford took place in 1973. Britain’s favourite river – The Wye Hereford is the only city on the River Wye – the fifth-longest river in the UK, stretching some 215 kilometres (134 miles) from source to sea. It is the only river in Europe to be designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) for its entire length. It was voted Britain’s favourite river in a poll conducted by the Our Rivers campaign.

A revived tradition

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Sponsor the River Carnival

We’re always on the look out for companies who would like to sponsor or support us in some way.

Hereford River Carnival is a dynamic outdoor arts and community organisation based in Hereford and working across the county. Our aim is to work with some of the UK’s and leading artists and companies to deliver an outstanding programme of arts and participatory events for people of all ages.

Contact us for a more detailed conversation.

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Fancy volunteering at the River Carnival?

There’s lots of different things to do & you don’t need any experience!

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