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Carnival, Fri 19 - Sun 21 Jul 2019

Hornsea Carnival

Hornsea Carnival


The first Hornsea Carnival took place on the 22nd and 23rd July 1967. There was a procession of decorated floats and fancy dress which the Holderness Gazette stated as a mile long. Coulson Builders produced the best float. There were events in Hall Garth Park and an estimated 10 thousand people attended.

On the Sunday the emphasis moved to the sea front with a treasure hunt and sand castle competition. During the afternoon the North Cliff Boating and Water Skiing Club mounted an invasion of the beach with the defence being in the hands of members of the Hornsea Sunday Youth Club. It was estimated that there were 20 thousand spectators. The Carnival ended with a dance in the Floral Hall.

In 1969 the biggest attraction was “Tanis” the baby elephant and the main event in the Park was a piano smashing competition!!
In 1970 Joan Wadsworth of Hornsea was chosen as Carnival Queen by none other than David Hamilton and Tony Blackburn from Radio 1.

Since then the Carnival has run very successfully with few changes. One of the most memorable Carnivals in recent years was when the Red Arrows gave a spectacular display on the seafront, unfortunately funds have not allowed us to have a return visit.
Although many Committee members have come and gone, they always remain very dedicated and give their time and experience freely.
Long may it continue.

All Hornsea Carnival events will take place in Hall Garth Park, which is situated off Newbegin, via Cinema Street.
Sat Nav: HU18 1PA
Nearest car parks are Broadway/Leisure Centre, Sands Lane and Hornsea Burton Road.

More details to be announced...

Accepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 19 - Sun 21 Jul 2019


Hornsea Carnival Committee


East Yorkshire,
HU18 1AB



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Map reference: TA 207476  Lat: 53.91111 Long: -0.16339


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