Carnival 2018

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Carnival Road Race 1.45pm

The Buxton Athletic Club Road Race is a great warm up before the start of the Parade.

Carnival Parade 2.00pm

The Carnival procession will be led by 2018 the Buxton Well Dressing Queen accompanied by her Rosebud and Retinue. It will include assorted many floats, carriages, fancy dress characters and the famous Billerettes to entertain the crowds. The parade will complete a tour of the town before terminating approx 4.00pm in the Quadrant. We rely on your support, please give what you can afford to any Official Collector or Text ‘BWDF17 £2’ to 70070 (JustGiving).

Promenade Entertainment 4.15pm* visit

After the Carnival, the fun continues in the Pavilion Gardens with marching bands, the children’s Fun Fair and the Billerettes!

Parade of the Queens 4.15pm*

Queens from other towns and villages will be welcomed the Buxton Well Dressing Festival Queen.

Lions Duck Race 4.15pm*

Buxton Lions release the ducks into the River Wye for the Annual Duck Race.

More information available in our Programme (only £1.00) from TIC (Pavilion Gardens), Hargreaves (Spring Gardens) and Buxton Well Dressing Stall at St Ann’s Well in the Crescent.

* Timings are approximate and subject to variation.