A charity promoting your aims or a local business selling your products, there’ll be thousands there on the day waiting for you.


A couple of hours on the day – or helping during the run up – we’d love you to come and muck in.



Helping us with some sponsorship will give you some great publicity and the knowledge you’re helping create a great event.


Join our parade, put your pooch in the dog show, do a turn o stage, protect Hanwell’s boundaries. Come and join in.

Carnival Latest

Hanwell Carnival is an independent, volunteer-run event, organised entirely by the community for the community.

The Carnival which attracts up to 30,000 visitors each year, will be taking place on Saturday 18th June 2016.

Believed to be London’s oldest, Hanwell Carnival first first took place in 1898, it gets underway with a noisy and vibrant parade from Hanwell Community Centre to Elthorne Park, where music, food, dancing, animals, fun fair rides and much, much more awaits.

Book now

Bookings are now open for the 2016 carnival!

Enlist for Team Carnival

Join our team and help organise your local carnival this year. There is loads of stuff you can help with, whether that’s just on the day or in the run up too. And we love ideas on how we can make carnival even better.

Community Stage

Our Community stage puts on music, dance and sports that represent as much of Hanwell’s diverse community that we can squeeze in. Contact us if you want to be considered.

Dog Show

Loveable Labradors, sprightly Spaniels, personable Pugs. We love them all and want to see your pooch in our dog show. No need to pre register, just come along on the day at 12.00.

Support carnival as a sponsor/advertiser

Without help from local businesses carnival could not happen. You don’t have to have thousands (though that would be nice!) a small amount can anchor your help – and get you some great marketing. Find out more here.

Beat the Bounds

Protect Hanwell’s historic boundaries by Beating the Bounds. No weapons required, just comfy shoes.

Join the procession

In 2015 there were over 400 people  on the parade. They included schools, community groups, cycles – even mobility scooters. Let’s make it more! Find out more here.


Everyone is welcome – individuals, sport teams, community groups, schools, creches, bands and dance troupes.