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Make Waves

Hereford River Carnival 26th & 27th August 2022

Hereford River Carnival is back for 2022

Come along and join the fun on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August as we

Make Waves and bring the seaside to Hereford

What’s happening?  The Hereford Happening

11am – 3pm Hereford City Centre Saturday 30 April


Come along and join the fun at the Hereford Happening in Hereford on Saturday 30 April.

After the success of our treasure hunt last summer and to launch the Hereford River Carnival 2022, we’re having a day of making, dancing, parading and more on Saturday 30 April.

From 11am, you can meet the Carnival team, find out more about the Carnival and colour in a Carnival flag to take on the parade.  You’ll be entertained by crazy circus entertainer Steve Kaos, get a close up view of the Hereford Hero Carnival Heads and Fetch Theatre’s amazing giant insect puppets, learn a few moves with the Dolloway Dancers and loads more.

There will also be a puppet making workshop for 25 lucky folk who will work with the team from Fetch Theatre to make their own mini dragonfly puppet to carry in the Parade.

At 1pm, we’ll all gather and at 1.30 parade through Hereford to Castle Green where Sohan Kailey of Aashiyana Arts – will lead a Bhangra dance session starting at 2pm.  It’s suitable for all ages and abilities and everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in.

This year’s main Hereford River Carnival – Make Waves – will take place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August 2022.

For more information, please contact Hereford River Carnival by social media:

Twitter                 – @WyeCarnival

Facebook             – @RiverCarnival

Instagram            – @Wye_Carnival

Or visit our website

People wanting to join in the mini carnival contact Bex via or on 07973 335010.

In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, we decided to make the best of the summer and bring you a virtual Carnival online. There were workshops and fun making activities as well as some brilliant video contributions from our many friends across the County and beyond brought to you from a special platform created by our friends at The DM Lab.

We made a film featuring six incredible giant Hereford heads. Click the link opposite to see the film.


We would like to thank our principal sponsor
Harrison Clark Rickerbys for the amazing support.

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We’ll have lots more information on the 2022 Carnival soon!

Fancy volunteering at the River Carnival in 2022?

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

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