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Flamboyance and celebrations as a Mardi Gras ‘take over’ comes to Ilkley Carnival 2024!

Ilkley will be transformed into a sea of colour, music, street performers and a fabulous feel-good atmosphere when the Mardi Gras-themed parade comes to town on 6 May. The theme of Ilkley Carnival 2024 is announced this week as “Mardi Gras” and children from primary beneficiary organisation AWARE (Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource) joined carnival […]

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 announces environmental theme

Ilkley Carnival announces environmental theme In recognition of the importance of environmental issues our theme on Sunday 3 May will be ‘Our Planet’. The carnival is traditionally held on May Day, but this year the bank holiday has been moved to Friday 8 May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE day, because of […]