Hereford River Carnival – 4th & 5th May 2018
Check out some of this year’s highlights here
There is still plenty of time to get involved this year
We really need you. Just give us an hour or two – we don’t need you all day – unless you want to.
There’s lots of different things to do and you don’t need any experience.
Why not find out more at our volunteer evenings at the Pavilion on Castle Green
6pm – 8pm on Thursday 26th April
6pm – 8pm on Monday 30th April
Or sign up now and come along.
Check out this amazing video from the 2017 Carnival from our friends at Catcher Media
Why not enter a float or join the coracle regatta?
The procession of river floats along the River Wye is one of the high points of the River Carnival. We had 16 floats last year including mermaids, a couple of hapless Vikings, the cast of Grease, Super Mario and some exceptionally unruly pirates.
In 2018, we;d like to see many more. Get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We can usually hire you a float base or you could build your own (we have instructions) or decorate a boat and bring it along. Get in touch and we’ll send you some more info of how to join.
For 2018, we are introducing our first coracle regatta. See here for more information.
Or click here to sign up as a volunteer – there are loads of ways to get join in the Carnival – stewarding, traffic marshalling, running a stall or information point, collecting donations, being a part of the performances, taking part in the Street Carnival or get on a float and join the River Carnival on the Wye
COME ALONG AND JOIN THE FUN!
A revived tradition
The River Carnival as it is today revived an old tradition dating back to the 1960s. Prior to 2014 when a team of volunteers brought it back, the last River Carnival in Hereford took place in 1973.
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Video from previous year’s events…
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Britain’s favourite river – The Wye
Hereford is the only city on the River Wye – the fifth-longest river in the UK, stretching some 215 kilometres (134 miles) from source to sea. It is the only river in Europe to be designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) for its entire length. It was voted Britain’s favourite river in a poll conducted by the Our Rivers campaign.