Bath Voice News: the city gets ready to party as Bath Carnival is set to bring a festival atmosphere to the streets and parks for a day of vibrant colour and sound

By Harry Mottram: the city’s big celebration takes place as the Bath Carnival takes to the streets on Saturday 8 July, 2023, when thousands of residents will party in the big parade and in Sydney Park until late.

The 10th anniversary of the carnival kicks off at Sydney Gardens at 10am with the procession starting at Bath Recreation Ground at 3pm and finishing at the Laura Place Fountain.

There is also an after-party at Komedia club, for those still standing on a day when rain may dampen spirits.

Bath Recreation Ground is open from 11am until 3pm with stalls, stands and workshops as well as entertainment with Sydney Gardens hosting a festival style party from 10am – 10pm with live music, food and drink, and puppetry.

Great Pulteney Street, Argyle Street, Pulteney Bridge, and Grand Parade will be closed on Saturday from 2pm until 6pm as the procession takes place.

Party in the Park
Sydney Gardens, 10:00 – 22:00, free

Live Bands, DJs, Food and Drink, Licensed Bars, Walkabout Acts, Super Pirates Play Area & Community Village

Bath Carnival Event
City Centre (starting at Bath Rec Ground), 15:00 – 17:30, free

Drumming bands, dancers, costumes giant puppets, soundsystems, eco-floats, schools and community groups

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