Hit the streets

Music, dancing and a blaze of colour, as it winds its way through the streets of Hereford; the vibrant foot procession is one of the Carnival highlights.


This year’s theme is mythical beasts and we are encouraging everyone to channel their inner mermaid or Minotaur.  But there are plenty more mythical beasts to choose from so get together with friends to come as a Jabberwocky, Gruffalo, Wild Thing or one of Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts (the River Carnival is surely the place to find them).

Or simply come early to Castle Green for face painting, or get a crazy hairstyle, learn some circus skills or join one of the fantastic drumming workshops.  Then join the procession and have some fun.

2017 Street Carnival route:

  • Start on Castle Green
  • Castle Street
  • St Ethelbert Street
  • St Owen Street
  • High Town
  • Broad Street
  • King Street
  • Bridge Street
  • Old Bridge
  • Bishop’s Meadow

Assemble on Castle Green at 12.30pm for a .1.00pm  departure.

Join in along the way.

Go to High Town to join the procession there


Cathedral Close to join in King Street for the last leg of the procession.