Weymouth Carnival dates announced

Weymouth Carnival dates announced

Published by George Sharpe at 11:11am 7th February 2020. (Updated at 11:18am 7th February 2020)

Weymouth Carnival's coming back next summer and here's the dates.

Weymouth Carnival is coming back for August 2021 under new management after the event was called off in 2019.

It's running all weekend on the following dates:

  • Friday 13th August 2021
  • Saturday 14th August 2021
  • Sunday 15th August 2021

Not much is known about what's planned for the event but the Weymouth Carnival Group are promising there'll be lots of call backs to the original event, as well as some new experiences too.

A Weymouth Carnival spokesperson said:

"The Weymouth Carnival Group CIC are thrilled to announce that the annual Summer Carnival will make its Grand Return" 

"Our committee have fresh, exciting plans to bring the event up-to-date & in addition, have also taken time to rethink treasured traditions to nurture the nostalgia and return a little magic to our town; we can't wait to share our ideas with you all."

Weymouth Carnival 2014

 

What happened to the carnival?

The carnival was called off in 2019 due to insufficient funds to pay for the event.

But, the event's under the supervision of new managers, who recently took the carnival official.

It's now a 'Community Interest Company' recognised by the Registrar of Companies.

That means they're part-way between a profit-making company and a charity and must use their assets for the good of the community.

You can follow more about Weymouth Carnival on their Facebook page.

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