Carnival Day Sat 13th July 2019

TRAFFIC NEWS: PLEASE NOTE – This Saturday, July 13th is The Buxton Well Dressing Carnival Procession – ROAD CLOSURES, will be in place for all routes through Buxton Town Centre. Roads will close at 1.30 Saturday afternoon and only gradually start to open, towards 4.00pm – The Carnival Procession forms up on Station Road, goes down to Bridge Street, outside the Railway Hotel – turns right along Spring Gardens, right into Terrace Road, bears left along St John’s Road, left along Burlington Road, then left along West Road, then left at the traffic lights into High Street, through the Market Place and Funfair, then down Terrace Road to finish near the Crescent.

Please visit for the animated version of the Carnival Route.

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 2019 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.