Update 29th August 2015 – A big thank you to all those that took part in our Children’s Carnival and our Main Carnival. Also thank you to the spectators who attended and for the coins you placed in our collection boxes.
Now for the big one! Ryde Illuminated Saturday 5th September, parade starts 8:30 pm.
Please either come and take part, or come and watch. In the case of the latter you can still dress up and enter into the Carnival spirit. Please give generously to our collectors. This will allow us to cover the costs of putting on the Carnivals and to continue our community grants programme.
Update 3rd September 2015 – Ryde Illuminated – Saturday 5th September 2015 – ROAD CLOSURES: From 17.00 onwards North Walk, beside the Canoe Lake, will be closed to non-carnival vehicles. Birdcage walk, South of the Canoe Lake, will be open in both directions to permit public access to Appley Park. The Esplanade, from Dover Street to East Hill Road, will be closed to traffic from 18.15 onwards in the interest of public safety whilst the Carnival procession forms up. The Carnival route itself, and some roads adjacent to it, will be closed from approximately 19.30 onwards. These roads will remain closed to through traffic until the procession has safely passed.