St Paul's Carnival - SATURDAY 6 JULY 2019
Looking for a great reason to visit Bristol this summer? How about St Paul’s Carnival?
If you are looking to get ‘into the rhythm’ this summer and have fun outdoors then St Pauls Carnival is a great event to put in your diary! Every year, St. Pauls Carnival attracts thousands of visitors to Bristol to join in the excitement and have a great day out.
What is St. Paul’s Carnival?
St Paul’s Carnival is an Afro-Caribbean festival celebrating the great relationship between various cultures. According to Wikipedia* St Paul’s Carnival which began in 1968 was started to ‘help improve relationships between the European, African, Caribbean and Asian inhabitants of the area’ and it has grown over the years to become a major event in Bristol.
The event includes a range of entertainment. There are activities for the whole family and for kids of all ages and you can watch, listen and even dance to the very colourful and vibrant procession supported by people in the local area. The event includes involvement from local schools with carnival floats and various local associations - all wearing colourful costumes and dancing, playing music and enjoying the incredible atmosphere that the event offers!
Away from the main procession there is also a stage with professional performers providing the best in entertainment and a range of other activities and stalls selling food and drink from around the world.
Here are some interesting facts about the St Paul’s Carnival:
- The procession which starts at noon will include over 1,000 people**
- You can enjoy authentic Caribbean food such as jerk chicken, goat curry and plantain**
- Music at the event includes reggae, calypso, drum and bass and more!
- The original event in 1968 was said to have scottish dancers, steel bands and a weightlifting competition!*
About the procession
The procession starts on Wilson Street at 12 noon on 6th July and will sweep anti-clockwise around Portland Square before going through Surrey Street and onto York Street and Ashley Road.
If you are looking for the best spot to view the amazing costumes on display then Portland Square is recommended. The costumes will also be voted on by a panel of judges around 2 pm.
You can find out more about the even by following St Paul’s Carnival on Twitter or by visiting their website.
Don’t forget to book your accommodation!
Remember to book your stay with The Whitehouse Guest Rooms B&B in Bristol where you can feel relaxed the night before and ready to go the next day and make sure you get a good night's sleep after a busy day enjoying the fun-packed St Paul’s Carnival.
Due to the popularity of this summer festival we advise to call us now to book your B&B in Bristol on 0117 9537 725 (lines open 6.30am to 11pm), or book your accommodation in Bristol online