Hereford River Carnival

We’re taking a break in 2019 so there will not be a River Carnival this coming weekend.
Why not mark River Carnival day by visiting the Left Bank at 11.30am on Saturday 4th May 2019 and listen to Hereford’s finest community ensemble, Bandemonium
And on the afternoon of Sunday 5th May, get down to the River Wye in Hereford to Watch the City of Hereford Rotary Club’s annual Charity Duck Race.

The next spectacular Hereford River Carnival is on

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May 2020


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Check out this amazing video from the 2017 Carnival from our friends at Catcher Media



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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🐠Want to know how to build a river float?🐠Come on down to Old Market Hereford today and tomorrow between 10am and 3pm…

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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.