Margate Carnival

06 Aug 2017

The 2017 Margate Carnival will take place on Sunday 6th August. Moving off at 2:30pm. 

Margate Carnival will start in Palm Bay Avenue and process through the streets of Cliftonville, Margate and Westbrook, finishing at the Royal Esplanade, Westbrook.

This year it will be led by Sangers Stage Show which has made the 200-mile pilgrimage from Stonehenge to join the parade.

The show is led by Dave Sanger, whose ancestor is Lord George Sanger – circus proprietor and founder of the famous Hall By The Sea on the Dreamland site in the 1870s. This is the last horse-drawn stage show in the country.

He is joined by his partner and baby Lord Sanger and a procession of travelling musicians and performers dressed in Victorian costume. 

The after-carnival party is at Dreamland from 7pm for 7.30pm start. Entry is free.

Sanger’s Stage Show will treat party-goers live music and performances.