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A huge thank you…

…to our wonderful sponsors and partners, everyone who took part in performances, drummed and danced in the Street Carnival, floated down the Wye in a float – despite the presence of unruly pirates – and generally made the 2017 event, a River Carnival to remember.

A special thanks to our wonderful, dedicated team of tireless volunteers and of course to the amazing people of Hereford.  The River Carnival is your event, thanks for making it such tremendous fun.

We’re planning the 2018 Hereford River Carnival right now.  Keep Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May free in your diaries for an event that promises even more than 2017’s amazing event.  

Video from 2016.  2017 video footage coming soon…

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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.

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.