Malmesbury Carnival 2021 Kicks-off in...

Important message from Carnival HQ

"When the next step is unclear, the best way to figure it out is to take action. Constant motion is the key to execution."

~ Scott Belsky

Excitement tinged with apprehension could sum up one’s response to the most recent government announcements about the removal of all the legal restrictions previously imposed because of the pandemic.

However, these pronouncements do mean that the full programme of events as planned by the Carnival Committee can go ahead throughout August and the very beginning of September.

Our website and media platforms carry details of all the varied activities and events that our community can enjoy over the summer and a full programme will be provided in July’s edition of The Jackdaw.

Our committee continues to put the safety and peace of mind of everyone involved with Carnival at the forefront of its planning and will continue to liaise with Wiltshire Council and the Town Council to ensure that any guidance provided at local or national level informs our decision making. We have already decided that ticket sales for indoor events will be reduced in number (dependent on the nature of the event and venue) to minimise unnecessary contact wherever possible.

So, we invite you to peruse our full programme of events, including the usual favourites: Open Gardens, Petticoat Lane, Music in the Cloisters and, of course, the Carnival Procession.

And remember...

Carnival is run by the community for the community and depends entirely upon the work of volunteers to ensure its success as both a community event and as a means of raising funds for all our local organisations and charities.

A big thank you to those who have already volunteered, we look forward to more of you joining the team soon

Carnival Sponsors 2021

Malmesbury Carnival is extremely grateful for the generous sponsorship from local businesses. Our sponsors are already helping us improve Carnival 2021, and will maximise the grants we hope Carnival will be able to make to local causes.
If you interested in sponsoring Carnival 2021, please contact us at

We are also extremely grateful to the following organisations for their ongoing support to Malmesbury Carnival

Despite the Pandemic, Carnival were delighted to make Grants of just under £3,000 to 14 local causes in 2020

What does Carnival mean to Malmesbury?

Everything you need to know about Malmesbury Carnival

In 2021 we are planning a full Programme of events!

The Carnival Volunteer Team and Organisation