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Bridgwater Carnival 2017

The Carnival procession starts 7:00pm, on Saturday 4th November

Day time entertainment programme

Street entertainment will be taking place in the High Street, on Cornhill and in Angel Place throughout the day, starting at 10:00am. There will also be food stalls, souvenirs and programmes available. The programme of events is below.  

The Procession:

The Bridgwater Carnival procession commences at 7:00pm from Parkway, continuing along Bath Road, Monmouth Street, Broadway, Taunton Road, St Mary Street, Cornhill, High Street, Mount Street and finishing at the junction with Castle Moat.

Park and Ride:

Like last year there will be two Park & Ride schemes running. One will run from J24, just off the M5 (Junction 24 Ltd). The second will run from the Bridgwater Car Auction site, just off J23 of the M5. A third will be open at 11:00am from Morrison's Distribution Centre J23 off of the M5.

The cost for each park and ride will be £5 per car plus £1 for adults travelling on the bus service. Buses will be running from the site entrance to the town centre, returning after the procession by picking you up from the same position you were dropped off at. This service will be available from 2:00pm, the first bus will be leaving once it is full, and the buses will run a regular service both ways until the last bus at 11:30pm.

Car Parking:

There is plenty of car parking in Bridgwater for the carnival. Car parks are situated at:

  • Bridgwater College
  • St Matthews Field
  • Angel Place Shopping Centre
  • ASDA
  • Bridgwater Retail Park
  • Morrison's
  • B & M (provisionally)
  • Market Street
  • Barclay Street

For disabled access parking has been provided by the Bridgwater Carnival ( Bridgwater Carnival - Parking) on Mount Street for blue badge holders.

Parking costs £5.

Road Closures

Prohibition of waiting
04/11/17 - 6:30am
to 05/11/17 - 1:00am
Wyndham Road
Fairfax Road (from Parkway to Wyndham Road)
Frederick Road (at junction with Fairfax Road)
Knowle Road
Trevor Road
Westonzoyland Road
Eastern Avenue
Whitfield Road
Bower Lane
Bath Road
Bristol Road (Cross Rifles to Express Park)
St Mary's Street
Penel Orleiu
Boards Road
East Quay
The Drove
Wylds Road
Western Way (for 100m west from the junction with Wylds Road and The Drove)
St Matthews Field
Kings Down
The Leggar
Albert Street
Quantock Terrace (The Drove to The Leggar)
04/11/17 - 8:00am
to 05/11/17 - 1:00am
Parkway (Northbound, Westonzoyland Road to 20m north of Bincombe Road)
High Street
York Buildings
04/11/17 -10:00am
to 05/11/17 - 1:00am
Parkway (Northbound, full length)
Wyndham Road
Frederick Road (Wyndham Road to Parkway)
04/11/17 - 12:00pm
to 05/11/17 - 1:00am
Knowle Road
Trevor Road (Knowle Road to Parkway)
04/11/17 - 2:00pm
to 05/11/17 - 1:00am
Broadway (Northbound - Salmon Parade to Monmouth Street)
Monmouth Street (Northbound)
Blake Place (Capes Close to Monmouth Street)
04/11/17 - 6:00pm
to 05/11/17 - 1:00am
Bath Road (Bower Lane to Cross Rifles)
Monmouth Street
Broadway (Taunton Road to Monmouth Street)
Taunton Road (Broadway to St Mary's Street)
St Mary's Street
Mount Street
East Quay (Wylds Road to The Clink)
Wylds Road (East Quay to The Clink)
Bristol Road (Union street to the Cross Rifles)
St John Street (Barclay Street to Monmouth Street)
The Clink
The Drove
Salmon Parade (Old hospital car park to Broadway) (Lime Kilm Inn to Broadway)
Dampiet Street (George Street to St Mary's Street)
04/11/17 - 7:00pm
to 05/11/17 - 1:00am
Taunton Road (from the Canal Bridge to Broadway junction)
04/11/17 - 7:30pm
to 05/11/17 - 1:00am
Bristol Road (Wylds Road to The Drove)

Map of route:

Icon for pdf Bridgwater Carnival Route Map [146.37KB]

pdf Bridgwater Carnival day programme [354.64KB]