This years theme is
Hollywood ‘Stars of Stage & Screen’
2018 marks the 63rd Anniversary of Fleet & District Carnival.
The committee has changed since 2017 as we lost a few members at the end of last year. This had a huge impact as we lost the Chairman as well as several other key members. This obviously had the potential to impact on the future of Carnival. This year we have some faces old and new on the Committee and Carnival will go ahead!. Over the next few months, we will be fine tuning the events to make sure that they are the best they can be and are very grateful for the new committee members and helpers, that have come on board to make sure Fleet & District Carnival continues to happen each year. We would love nothing more than your support too, in whichever way you can…whether it’s sponsorship, having a stall, being a spectator or joining in the procession…
Fleet Carnival 2018 will take place 7th July – 8th July, with the main Grand Procession on Saturday 7th July. The theme for the Grand Procession will be Hollywood -Stars of stage and screen..
So make sure to keep your diary clear so you can come and join in the fun, and in the meantime keep an eye on our website for more details.
Meet a few of the Team Behind the Carnival
I joined the committee in 2017, where I helped over the weekend when my company was involved in carnival. Growing up in fleet, carnival always held a warm place in my heart. Being involved in the carnival as a child, I have great memories of the community coming together and celebrating a great area to live. I decided to become Chairman when the carnival looked like it may not have been taking place. We, as a committee, really want the legacy of carnival to continue for many years and it’s been wonderful to be able to do this with renewed Committee help this year and all who can get involved to keep this tradition alive.
Sarah Bastin Vice Chair
I joined the committee in 2010 and have been involved with most of the events. From being on hand at all the events, to being a collection point for all prizes and literature and most importantly being on Calthorpe Park from dawn til dusk over the Carnival weekend. Having been a local girl all of my life I have very fond memories of over 30 carnivals, and have taken part in the parade on more occasions than I can remember. I was also the last deputy queen in 1995. Being on the committee has given me the chance to ensure that my daughters grow up with the same fond memories of carnival as I have.
Map of the Carnival Procession
Want to be part of the Fleet Carnival… There are lots of ways to get involved!
Thinking of joining the committee, assisting the task force or volunteering as a marshall for the weekend?