Carnival 2017

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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 2017 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 DONATE what you can afford to our OFFICIAL COLLECTORS 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.

For more information please buy copy of our Programme (only £1.50) from TIC (Pavilion Gardens), Hargreaves (Spring Gardens) and the Sales Stall by St Ann’s Well Dressing in the Crescent.

* Approximate timings.