Carnival 2019

Harlow Carnival 2019

The Harlow Carnival returns on Sunday 30 June 2019 from midday.

The procession will set off at midday from Harlow Rugby Club; here's a quick video of where we'll be going...



Groups and organisations taking part this year include:

  • 1st Great Parndon Beavers
  • 1st Tye Green Brownies
  • 3rd Harlow Guide Unit
  • American Dreams (Grease Car)
  • Arriva
  • Attwaters
  • Audi - Stansted
  • Burnt Mill Acadamy
  • Cineworld
  • Dance Fusion 
  • Epping Ongar Railway Vintage Bus
  • Essex Libraries
  • Ex-military Land Rover
  • Exl Driving School
  • Fat Cows Ice Cream
  • Grannies on Trollies
  • Harlow Ballet
  • Harlow Fire Services Green Watch 
  • Harlow Football Club
  • Harlow Guiding
  • Harlow Hospital Radio
  • Harlow Park Run
  • Harlow Rock School
  • Harlow Rugby Club
  • Harlow Running Club
  • Harlow Sea Cadets
  • Harlow Steelband
  • Harlow Youth Council
  • Hip Hop Pop
  • HTS
  • Little Cows Sweet Shop
  • LiveWire & Hare St Primary School
  • London Transport Bus
  • MGM Clinics
  • Mobile Mechanics
  • Nun with a Piano
  • Pheonix Theatre School
  • Police Cadets
  • Sam's Place
  • Slimming World
  • St Clare Hospice
  • St Elizabeth's Day Opportunities
  • St John Ambulance
  • Travis Perkins Builders Merchants

Local traffic information

There will be road closures in place - we have to do this to make sure the Carnival and everyone in attendance can move through safely.

Harlow bus station will also be closed on Sunday from 12noon to 3pm while the carnival takes its journey to the Market Square. However buses will still be running to and from a temporary station at Haydens Road. This will be to the rear of the Harvey Centre multi-story car park near the Playhouse. The bus station will reopen at 3pm. Signage has been put up around the bus station.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

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Harlow Carnival 2018

Last year's carnival took place on Sunday 26 August 2018, setting off from Bush Fair Shopping Centre and ending in the Town Park showground.

Here's a short video highlighting what was a very wet but enjoyable day!



Harlow Carnival 2017

The carnival, which was a regular popular event in the town in the past, returned last year as part of the Harlow is 70 celebrations. Bringing back the carnival proved to be a huge success, with over 600 taking part and around 5,000 people lining the streets.