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Carnival digs deep to assist Ilkley Moor

Ilkley Carnival will be donating 50% of any profits raised from this year’s event to the charity The Friends of Ilkley Moor. Money raised will assist in their continuing efforts to restore the peatlands of this precious local resource. Research has revealed the moor’s peatland appears to be in decline and some areas are not […]

World record holders confirmed as headline act at Ilkley Carnival

Crowds will be treated to a spectacular stunt display from the main act booked for this years Ilkley Carnival The 3Sixty Bicycle Stunt Team hold no less than eight Guinness World Records and have promised to wow spectators at the 2022 May Day event. The pedal-powered extravaganza is sure to delight the audience with an […]

Ilkley Carnival returns in 2022

Ilkley Carnival returns in 2022 After a two year Covid enforced absence Ilkley Carnival has confirmed the family fun day will return this year on the May Day bank holiday, Monday 2 May. ‘Our Planet’, originally chosen for the cancelled 2020 event, will remain the theme for this year, reflecting the importance of environmental issues.  […]

Ilkley Carnival 2021 statement

The Ilkley Carnival committee has had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel the event for a second year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Andrew Stacey, Chairman of Ilkley Carnival committee said: “We had hoped to bring the community together to celebrate May Day, however the Government restrictions unfortunately won’t allow this to happen.  The […]

Ilkley Carnival 2020 statement

Ilkley Carnival 2020 cancelled due to the coronvirus outbreak Ilkley Carnival 2020 was due to take place on Sunday 3 May. Over the last few weeks Ilkley Carnival has been monitoring the Coronavirus situation and following guidance and advice from various public bodies.  On Monday the Prime Minister asked the public to avoid gatherings in […]

Annual Ilkley Carnival creative competition

Get involved! Local children to be inspired by carnival creative competition! The annual Ilkley Carnival creative competition is returning for another year as the build-up to the 2020 event begins. This year’s theme, ‘Our Planet’, highlights the importance of environmental issues and the competition encourages children (aged 5-16) to get creative and transform their ideas […]

Helpers – Earn funds for your group by volunteering!

Earn funds for your group by volunteering at Ilkley Carnival As well as our committee, it takes hundreds of volunteers to help stage Ilkley Carnival each year and all helpers have their hours logged against the group they are volunteering for. This allows us to pro-rata hours worked and distribute 50% of our profits to […]