Douglas Carnival this Sunday, 16th July!!!

Click here to download the Carnival programme!


12.00 – 1.00pm Register for the sandcastle and kite flying competitions
1.00 – 2.00pm Sandcastle and kite flying competitions
2.00pm Looney and the Vikings perform on Harris Promenade
2.15pm Bins of Glory Arena Race
2.30pm Colour Me Rainbow (starting opposite the Castle Mona)
3.00pm Parade (starting at northern end of Promenade)
3.30pm (estimated) Parade arrives at Harris Promenade for a static display and judging

 Do you have Snapchat?

There will be a Douglas Carnival Snapchat filter on the day, send your snaps to our Facebook page – Douglas Borough Council or Douglas Town Centre Management.

Road Closures and Suspension of Parking

Here’s a list of the road closures and suspension of parking in place

Douglas Borough Council – New route for Douglas Carnival set to make event bigger and better

A new route for Douglas Carnival, sponsored by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, is set to make this year’s event even better.

The Carnival parade will still set off from the northern end of the promenade near the Summerland site, but will now terminate at Harris Promenade, which will take centre stage for all the action and entertainment, including serving as a circuit for the Wheelie Bins of Glory race, while Douglas beach becomes the setting for a potential host of new attractions and competitions.

The changes mean that the ‘new-look new-route’ Carnival, with the floats forming a static display in front of the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre, will provide spectators opportunities to ‘get up close and personal’ to the entries and enjoy the many performances and activities in a more concentrated space.

The changes will also see a change to Hospice Isle of Man’s Colour Me Rainbow race route which will start at the Castlemona Hotel, run along the landward side of Harris Promenade before turning in front of the Sefton Island,  then running along the seaward side of the promenade and finishing on Douglas beach opposite Broadway, which becomes the Colour Me Rainbow party venue.

For more information contact Oliver Cheshire or Danielle Atkinson.