Harborne Carnival 2022

Returns on Sunday 26th June 2022.

Since it first began, the Harborne Street Carnival has enjoyed enormous success and welcomed crowds of up to 70,000 visitors who can enjoy a full day of family fun. Celebrating its 25th year, there will be something for everyone with entertainment including live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, fairground rides, local community and charity stalls and much, much more. There will be a big focus on ‘health and wellbeing’ linked to our Charity Partner Heart Research UK Midlands.


We are also delighted to be able to offer sponsorship opportunities to the many local independent retailers, companies and corporate partners, hospitals and universities in the community.

If you or your business would like to get involved or find out more about the types of sponsorship we can offer, please contact John Lloyd John@heartresearch.org.uk 0121 454 1799 who would welcome the opportunity to talk you through the options available.

There are two types of groups allowed to have stalls at the Harborne Carnival:


  1. Charities and Community Groups Registered charities and not for profit community/voluntary groups can have stalls at the Carnival. This includes schools, churches as well as public bodies e.g West Midlands Police, Local Authorities etc.


  1. Arts and Crafts, these must be arts and craft stalls and qualify under the Harborne Carnival ‘Market Traders’ conditions.


For more information on pricing and how to book a stall contact:

Neil Thomas – Harborne Carnival Stalls Coordinator: neil.thomas@kimark.co.uk  07957 166163

The Harborne Carnival will have a wide variety of catering outlets on the day, which will be registered with Birmingham City Council as an approved provider and meet a stringent set of health and safety rules. The Harborne Carnival Catering Supervisor checks all submitted returns and certificates as well as inspects caterers on the day. Caterers are also subject to random visits by Birmingham City Council Environmental Health Officer’s on the day.

The Harborne Carnival day is all about fun and family based entertainment.  There are three professional stages and a full programme runs from 09.30 – 17.30 on Carnival Day


  • Music – We will be showcasing a wide variety of music from local groups, bands, singers and schools


  • Dance – Slots are allocated to local dance groups representing the many diverse communities here in Birmingham.


If you would like to showcase your entertainment skills, why not give us a call on 0121 454 1799 to find out more.

We’ll be updating the entertainment programme regularly, so please keep checking back for the most up to date information.

If you are interested in participating or have any other queries regarding the event please contact:

Paul Burgess MBE, Carnival Chair – 07971476312

John Lloyd Midlands Regional Executive – 0121 454 1799

“I have had so many people ask when the Carnival will return. Our primary concern about safety must be addressed so we have taken a cautious decision to relaunch in 2022. The gap has allowed us a rethink. We will incorporate all the great things people love and add some great new attractions and events. Our partnership with Heart Research UK Midlands provides us with opportunities to do some new things and to focus on health and wellbeing. We welcome any new ideas, sponsors and other offers of help including volunteers. This is a community event so get involved. We will be working with local charity Heart Research UK Midlands for the family-friendly event, with all profits raised from the day going towards supporting Heart Research UK Midlands’ pioneering medical research and local community projects.”

Harborne Carnival Chair Paul Burgess MBE

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