Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2024

Burnham-On-Sea Carnival makes a welcome return on Monday November 4, 2024

Your full guide to Burnham-On-Sea's carnival

The 2024 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival is scheduled to make a welcome return on Monday November 4th.

Carnival returns on Nov 4th, 2024

Burnham-On-Sea 2024 Carnival Route: Tesco’s roundabout > Love Lane > Manor Road > Victoria Street > High Street > Marine Drive > finishes opposite Burnham Holiday Village in Marine Drive. See the route map.

Carnival parking

  Carnival parking: Get into Burnham early as many roads in the town close at 6.30pm. Best places for parking are the Oxford Street Car park and the Pier Street car park although many side streets also have spaces.

Burnham-On-Sea Carnival

Staying in Burnham for the carnival

Staying in the Burnham-On-Sea area during the Carnival? Read our guide to the area’s best hotels and B&Bs. There is also self catering accommodation.

Arrival of the carts for the 2024 carnival: The carnival carts will first arrive in Burnham-On-Sea late on the Saturday night after completing the Bridgwater Carnival.

The floats gather along Queen’s Drive and the Frank Foley Parkway where they will be on display at the 2024 event to the public throughout Sunday and Monday.

Burnham-On-Sea seafront fireworks

Carnival weekend fireworks: Burnham-On-Sea’s dazzling seafront fireworks display is scheduled to be held on Sunday November 3rd 2024.


A taster of what you’ll see at the spectacle of Burnham-On-Sea Carnival as thousands line the streets to watch the entertainment.


The Carnival Programme is an excellent souvenir – it provides lots of information about the event, including a comprehensive list of all of the procession’s entries, photographs of some carts, information on the Carnival Queen and Princesses, a short history of the Carnival and much more!

The Highbridge & Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Programme can be purchased from October in local shops, pubs, the tourist information centre and other outlets in Burnham-On-Sea. It can also be bought in November on the night of the Burnham-On-Sea Fireworks display and the night of the Carnival itself.


The Highbridge & Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Procession is a unique experience that is difficult to appreciate in one evening. There’s so much going on that it is easy to miss something, so why not treat yourself to an official DVD of the evening. The DVDs also make great gifts. The procession will be recorded as usual by Moving Art, with broadcast quality equipment, and will be available just days after the Carnival is over. The DVDs are multi-regional, are compatible with Blu-Ray, and carry a no-quibble guarantee. The price in previous years has been £16.00 plus £2 P & P. For postal orders, please contact Annalee New on 07968 609272 and make all cheques payable to Highbridge & Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Ltd. They are also available from selected local shops.

Welcome to the 2024 Highbridge and Burnham Carnival

The Carnival Chair Annalee New welcomes visitors to the 2024 event.

Many thousands of people from all over Britain make the journey to this part of Somerset to watch our November carnival. Watching dozens of dazzling illuminated floats parade through the streets is an amazing spectacle! Over one hundred giant Carnival floats will pass before your eyes, each one pulsating with music and aglow with the lights from thousands of coloured light bulbs, fantastically coloured costumes and special effects to create a magical evening of entertainment. The origins of the carnival lie in Bridgwater where the inhabitants commemorated the date of Guy Fawkes’ attempt in 1605 to blow up parliament with a parade. Bridgwater stages the first carnival of the series across Somerset. The Carnival also goes on to other locations around Somerset including Weston, Glastonbury and North Petherton.

Annalee New 07968 609272


En route parking permits are available for the 2024 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival. Facilities are available for visitors to view Burnham’s carnival procession from the comfort of their own car. Book spaces here.

Enquiries regarding:
– en route parking
– marshalling
– general event
– road closures
Contact Event Management Brad Loveridge on 0744 357 1181.

Enquiries regarding:
– taking part in the event
– collections
– getting involved
Contact Chair Annalee on 07968 609272

Dig deep on the night

Please remember to dig deep and give your spare change to the charity collectors on the night.

The carnival raises thousands of pounds for good causes and to help the event continue to be held every year but can only continue with your help.