Ilkley Carnival Road Closures


On Monday 2 May 2022 there will be temporary road closures in place on various roads in Ilkley as part of the annual Ilkley Carnival parade.

Parade route

The parade consists of over 1,000 local children and starts on Grove Road, travelling along The Grove, Brook Street, crossing over Leeds Road, down New Brook Street, before turning right onto Denton Road and into East Holmes Field (Carnival Showground).  The parade starts at 11am but participants will start assembling from 10am on Grove Road.  It should reach the Carnival Showground around 11.45am.

In addition to the roads directly affected it will also impact on those roads leading onto the parade route, so for example all side roads on Grove Road between The Grove and Victoria Avenue and all roads leading off The Grove and Brook Street.  The biggest impact be for the short period of time all traffic is halted on the A65 Leeds Road, it is likely the closure will only be for 15 minutes but this will naturally create a tailback of traffic.

The route of the parade is shown above.  Advice to all motorists and cyclists is to avoid the area of the parade route, particularly between 10.30am and 12.15pm.

The Carnival for 2022 is all based on East Holmes Field, so once the parade has safely entered the Carnival Showground ALL roads should reopen.