Hereford River Carnival
Hereford’s biggest and brightest free community event
The Carnival maybe over for 2018 but next year Hereford River Carnival will take place on:
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May 2019
Thank you to everyone who came along this year. We had a great time and we hope you did too.
Thank you to our superb sponsors Arts Council England, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Wye Valley Brewery, Hereford City Council, ABC Print, Left Bank Village and Western Power Distribution.
And to our media partners Sunshine Radio, The Hereford Times and Your Herefordshire.
And a massive Carnival thank you to our heroic volunteers both on the river and on dry land – you were amazing and the Carnival simply couldn’t have happened without you.
Fancy volunteering for the 2019 Carnival?
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May 2019. 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.
Sign up now and come along on Saturday 4th May 2019.
Check out this amazing video from the 2017 Carnival from our friends at Catcher Media
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.