Welcome to the Ilkley Carnival Official Website!

That's a wrap!

Our 2017 "At the Movies" themed Ilkley Carnival was an Oscar-worthy success for visitors, participants and sponsors alike!

May Day witnessed one of our most spectacular parades yet, filling the streets with movie magic, and cinema-inspired tableaux.

With the Cow and Calf rocks providing the perfect 'Hollywood backdrop' to our bank holiday show stopper, the parade kick-started a fun-filled, family day out including the thrilling 'Wheel of Death' from the Vander Brothers, the classic car display, the delightful fun dog show and the historic Black Hats vs White hats cricket match. Charity and trade stalls filled the showground and the variety of children's entertainment was loved by all.

Experience the actions through our online photo gallery, and get ready for next year by following us on Twitter and Facebook. If you weren't part of our 2017 cast, crew or audience, we'll be doing it all again on 7th May 2018.

If you'd like to sponsor, volunteer or support the 2018 event by joining the carnival committee, contact secretary Mari Hunt on

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