Once every year at the start of August Swanage comes alive as the carnival comes to town.
The week long event begins on Saturday night with a large firework display followed by the procession of decorated floats and bands on Sunday afternoon.
The grand finale is on the following Saturday with a massive fireworks display and music from the local bands playing throughout the evening.
We regret that we are not allowed to publish the events during carnival week and they are not available online on the carnival website.
You can buy the carnival brochure from newsagents in Swanage which lists all the events during carnival week in Swanage.
You can visit the Swanage Carnival website at: www.swanagecarnival.com
Red Arrows Display
Watch the Red Arrows air display from the 2012 carnival with our online video player, Select HD for the high quality version.
Carnival Fireworks Display
Watch the Carnival Fireworks Display from the 2008 carnival with our online video player