Ilkley Carnival 2024

Ilkley Carnival 2024 days out in yorkshire


Experience the joy and community spirit at Ilkley Carnival, a not-for-profit event, held annually on the May bank holiday. This family-oriented celebration brings the Ilkley and wider community together for a day filled with excitement, fun, and charitable giving.

Community Impact and Support

  • Raised over £100,000 in the past four events for local groups.
  • Beneficiaries include schools, sports clubs, and charities like Ilkley Good Neighbours and AWARE.

Highlights of the Carnival

The carnival is famed for its vibrant parade, featuring over 1,000 local participants, including schools and theatre groups. The parade starts on The Grove, leading to an array of activities on the showground.

Family Entertainment

  • A range of activities suitable for all ages.
  • A perfect blend of local culture, fun, and entertainment.

As a cornerstone of local festivities, Ilkley Carnival not only marks the beginning of festival season in Ilkley but also significantly contributes to the local community year-round through its profits.

Ticket Information for Ilkley Carnival

Advance Purchase Benefits

  • Discount on adult wristbands when purchased in advance.
  • Available at Tesco, Springs Lane and outside Bettys on The Grove.

Ticket Prices

  • Adult: £5 in advance, £6 on the day.
  • Children (3-16): £2 on the day, under 3s free.
  • Carers: £2 on the day.

Note: Tickets available at the gate (cash or card). Limited free programmes on the day.


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6th May, 2024
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