Since it was re-introduced in 2014, Hereford River Carnival has grown to become Herefordshire’s biggest feelgood, community event – and it remains entirely free for the public.
In 2020, the pandemic led us to get even more creative and we staged our first virtual Carnival – you can enjoy all the fun by clicking the link here.
But of course, we miss all of you. 20,000 Carnival goers joined us in 2018. You sang, danced, made masks and carnival costumes, ate great local food and generally had fun messing about on the Wye.
So, we’ll be back in 2022 with a live event on the evening of Friday 29 April and all day on Saturday 30 April.
There’ll be something for everyone and exciting new things to discover – music, dance, sport, arts, crafts, old fashioned games and mucking about on the river.
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