Road closure information

This year’s Monmouth Carnival will be taking place on 8th July. As with previous years, Priory Street, Agincourt Square and Monnow street will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Priory Street and Agincourt Square will be closed from 6am and reopen at 5pm. Monnow Street will be closed from approximately 1:30pm and reopen at approximately 3pm.

Monmouth Carnival Voluntary Group apologises for the inconvenience. If the road closures cause you specific problems, please let us know and we will try and accommodate you.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please feel free to contact


Monmouth Carnival are putting on a Family Carnival Workshop

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Monmouth Carnival with the help of the Big Lottery Fund are putting on a Family Carnival Workshop. It’s a free workshop for people to build their carnival costumes.

The workshops will take place at the Rockfield Community Centre from 2pm to 4pm on the following dates:
10th June,
17th June,
24th June and
1st July.

Children under 16yrs must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Don’t forget to wear old clothes and for more information contact us here.

Thanks to the National Lottery’s, Big Lottery Fund, this year’s carnival will be bigger, brighter and more fun than ever before

This year Monmouth Carnival is elated to announce that thanks to the National Lottery’s, Big Lottery Fund, this year’s carnival will be bigger, brighter and more fun than ever before.

As a result of this generous support, Monmouth Carnival will be running a workshop to help local groups and individuals make some fantastic new costumes for the procession.

The workshop will be taking place in June, more details will be available nearer the time on the carnival website at

The procession itself will be happening this year on Sunday 8th July, at 2pm. It’ll start from Monnow Bridge and proceed up through Monnow Street to arrive at Monmouth’s Shirehall, where there’ll be stalls, performances and all kinds of other activities.

Monmouth Carnival day 8th July!

Carnival Sunday is a much-loved tradition with activities for everyone; previous years’ events have included stalls, workshops, street entertainers, music… anything can happen!

The annual Monmouth Carnival takes place on the 8th July and organisers say this year’s parade will be spectacular, with a variety of walkers, dancers, musicians and vintage cars taking part. The procession will leave from Monnow Bridge at 2pm and travel up through Monnow Street, ending in Agincourt Square where there will be stalls and more entertainment.

This year’s suggested theme is fairytale fantasy, but don’t ever feel tied to it, come as whatever you want.

The highlight is the Carnival Procession, which sees people taking to the streets of Monmouth to witness all sorts of colourful and creative costumes, dancers and walkers.

Special thanks 2018

The Monmouth Carnival Voluntary Group would like to thank everyone who has helped creative this carnival event.

This year. we’d specifically like to thank the following people and organisations for their extraordinary generosity in helping support Monmouth Carnival.

In addition, the voluntary group would also like to thank John Blake, who has been a great support for this carnival throughout the years as he retires from his mace bearing duties.

If you think we’ve missed anyone out, please let us know here.