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Plymouth’s West End Carnival 2022

The West End Carnival returns to the streets around Plymouth Market on Saturday 27 August, offering a jam-packed day of free family activities.

Organised by the Plymouth City Centre Company, the carnival will have an amazing programme of free entertainment to enjoy both on stage and roaming the streets. The main stage at Frankfort Gate will play host to musical performances including Manuka and Samba Kernow as well as a host of circus performers.


10.30am Performance from steel band Samba Kernow and gathering of parade at Frankfort Gate
11am Event / Parade starts, led by Crooked Tempo
11am to 4pm Stage and street performers from Johnny Strange Circus including Fire Breather, Contortionists, Stilts, Sword Swallower, Magician, Juggler and Hoola Hooper
Street performances from Fool’s Paradise, including B-Boys stilt walkers, Sir Foxley the unicyclist, Angie Mack the hoop artist and Scott Walker the street artist
Ocean Conservative Trust Workshops including interactive/sensory rock pools, microscopes, NMP drawings and games
Pop up alcohol tasting
The Lions Club of Plymouth host 4 different fundraising workshops
11.15am Parade reaches Place de Brest via New George Street
11.15am to 11.30am Performance at Place de Brest from Samba Kernow and Exim Dance Academy
11.45am Parade reaches Frankfort Gate via Cornwall Street
11.45am to 12pm Performance at Frankfort Gate
2pm to 3pm Performance on stage from Manuka, a two-piece cover band
4pm Event Finish

View last year’s carnival parade here

Road closures

To help make the event a success the following road closure will be in place on Saturday 27 August from 8am to 5pm:

The whole of Market Avenue will be closed, the lower end of New George Street to the junction of Raleigh Street and the lower end of Cornwall Street to the junction of Market Way. There will also be a road closure in place on the junction from Colin Campbell Court and Market Avenue, this means that you can only enter and exit Colin Campbell Court Car Park via Western Approach. Please note this is very narrow and not suitable for large vehicles.

There will also be suspension of on street parking from New George Street to the junction of Raleigh Street, the lower end of Cornwall Street to the junction of Market Way and the entirety of Market Avenue.

All roads will be re-opened as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this.

Road Closure map

Contact details

For anyone wanting to know more or have their own stall contact [email protected]