Carnival Parade

Crowds line the streets as they wait for the parade to arrive

As always the Carnival Parade is the highlight of the annual Shrewsbury Carnival with its colourful floats, lively procession, dance troupes, bands and music.

Parade Theme
The theme for Shrewsbury Carnival & Show 2018 taking place on Saturday 16 June is Musicals.

Parade Entry
To apply for entry into the Carnival Parade click here.

Parade Time
The Shrewsbury Carnival Parade leaves the Quarry Park Shrewsbury at 2pm on Saturday 16 June.

The route for this year’s parade will see the procession leave the Quarry Park onto Smithfield Road via Victoria Quay, turning right onto Castle Street into the town centre and around the one way system to Dogpole at which point the procession turns right into High Street and continues around the town centre and back into the Quarry via Raven Meadows, Smithfield Road and Victoria Quay.

Shrewsbury Carnival Parade Route

Parade Road Closures
The following roads will be closed at 1:30pm.

Victoria Avenue, Victoria Quay, Smithfield Road, Castle Gates, Castle Street, St. Mary’s Street, Dogpole, High Street, Shoplatch, Bellstone, Barker Street, Bridge Street, Roushill and Raven Meadows.

There will be no access over the Welsh Bridge into town and traffic will be stopped at the sorting office in Castle Foregate. The only traffic allowed past the closure at the English Bridge Gyratory will be for access to businesses in Wyle Cop or to travel along Town Walls.

The roads will re-open as soon as the carnival parade has reached the Quarry park and all of the road and safety checks have been completed.