We’ve got the whole world in our hands…

Millie Masterson 2

There will be music and dancing in the streets of Tonbridge this Sunday when a procession, big bands and other local groups take part in a procession down the High Street.

The Tonbridge Carnival has been held annually for more than 30 years, and for the past 27 years has been organised by the local Lions Club with support from Tonbridge & Malling District Council.

The theme for this year’s carnival is ‘Countries of the World’, which will ensure a colourful combination of cultures on display from all over the globe.

The carnival will get underway with the Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Concert Band playing by the Watergate entrance next to the river from 11.30am to 12.30pm.

The carnival procession will assemble in the Sovereign Way North car park, and the groups and charities taking part will start parading down the High Street at 12.30pm.

This will be followed by a fete on the castle lawn and along Castle Walk, during which there will be entertainment and a prize-giving ceremony.

Funds raised on the day will go towards helping disadvantaged people in the area.


11.30am – 12.30pm
Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Concert Band play at the Watergate

12.15pm – 12.30pm
Southern England Marching Band Championship from Avenue Du Puy through the High Street

12.30 – 1.30pm
Carnival Procession from Avenue Du Puy through the High Street

1.30pm – 4pm
Fete on the Castle lawn and along Castle Walk


Popular Classics from Rosewood Drift

2pm – 2.20pm
Awards ceremony for Marching Band and Carnival procession winners

2.20pm – 2.30pm
Popular Classics from Rosewood Drift

2.30pm – 2.50pm
Display by winning Marching Band

2.50pm – 3pm
Popular Classics from Rosewood Drift

3pm – 3.20pm
Display by Cannon School of Irish Dancing

3.20pm – 3.35pm
Popular Classics from Rosewood Drift

3.35pm – 4pm
Display by CC Dance Company


2pm – 4pm
There will be special entertainment for young children throughout the afternoon, including a Punch and Judy show and a magician

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