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Ilkley sisters crowned Carnival Coronation artwork winners!

Ilkley sisters Olivia and Erin Rix have been “crowned” winners of this year’s Ilkley Carnival creative competition! Artwork from the Moorfield School pupils was amongst over 100 entries from local schools including Sacred Heart, Ashlands Primary and Westville House which was created to represent “The Coronation” theme of this year’s Ilkley Carnival. The pencil crayoned […]

Ilkley Carnival 2023 – Fit for a King!

The 2023 Ilkley Carnival will have a royal feel! You’d be forgiven for thinking the Coronation of King Charles III was happening in Ilkley when around 1,000 local children and organisations take to the streets in royal regalia on the 1st May. The theme of this year’s May Day Bank Holiday Ilkley Carnival is The […]

Ilkley Carnival 2022 ‘Our Planet’ Parade

Ilkley Carnival 2022 ‘Our Planet’ Parade Once again local schools and organisations didn’t disappoint with their creative entries in the ‘Our Planet’ themed parade. Over one thousand people took part, giving the many thousands lining the streets of Ilkley a memorable spectacle of colour for May Day. The parade was streamed live on Facebook and […]

Sunday Funday for LS29 and AWARE support groups

Pictured are families from LS29 and AWARE support groups with Ilkley Carnival committee members and Mark Stidworthy, Ilkley Town Mayor Councillor; Deana Church of Marshalls Funfair and Robert Turner of Aireborough Skip Hire. The day before Ilkley Carnival once again saw 100 children and families from the LS29 and AWARE support groups enjoy two hours […]

Ilkley Carnival 2022 schedule, map & programme

Ilkley Carnival 2022 running order, map & programme As always, starting with the parade and right across our showfield there will be plenty to see and do for the whole family. The Discover Ilkley Main Area has a great line up, including the eight times Guinness World Record holders 3SIXTY, there will be local performers […]

Clock ticks as children countdown to Ilkley Carnival 2022!

Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to Ilkley on Bank Holiday Monday (2nd May) for the return of the town’s historic carnival. Marking the first large scale community event in the town since before the pandemic, the Ilkley Carnival committee of volunteers is once more anticipating bumper crowds and hopes support for the event […]

The Discover Ilkley Main Arena

THE DISCOVER ILKLEY MAIN ARENA Across the Ilkley Carnival show field we have a great line-up of attractions and entertainment on 2 May 2022! In the Discover Ilkley Main Arena we’ll first welcome the parade and make the presentations, followed by a great mix of family entertainment headlined by the 3SIXTY Bicycle Stunt Team. 11.45am […]