Your full guide to Burnham-On-Sea's carnival
Important note on Burnham Carnival
The 2020 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival will NOT be taking place this year due to COVID-19 safety restrictions.
Carnival returns on Nov 8th, 2021
Burnham-On-Sea 2021 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 and the 2020 road closures.
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.
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 2021 carnival: The carnival carts will first arrive in Burnham-On-Sea late on the Saturday night after completing the Bridgwater Carnival.
Burnham-On-Sea seafront fireworks
The floats gather along Queen’s Drive and the Frank Foley Parkway where they will be on display at the 2021 event to the public throughout Sunday and Monday. Carnival weekend fireworks: Burnham-On-Sea’s dazzling seafront fireworks display was scheduled to be held on Sunday November 8th 2020 and has been CANCELLED.
VIDEO: BURNHAM-ON-SEA CARNIVAL
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.
2019 CARNIVAL DVD TO BUY
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 Phil New on 01278 780219 and make all cheques payable to Highbridge & Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Ltd. They are also available from selected local shops.