Event Info

Shrewsbury Carnival Show

Beginning in Shrewsbury’s Quarry park at 10am the show side of our event provides a full programme of arena entertainment, trade and charity stalls and fun fair along with food from local producers.

Throughout the day Shrewsbury Carnival and Show will be raising money for local charities which are then invited to apply for a donation.

Carnival Parade

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

The parade leaves the Quarry at 2pm entering into 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.

Take Part in the Parade
To apply for entry into the Carnival Parade click here.

Parade Road Closures
The following roads will are closed at 1:30pm to allow the parade to take place.

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 is no access over the Welsh Bridge into town and traffic is stopped 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 Town Walls.

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