The Carnival procession is the last remaining event from the very first Carnival over 50 years ago and is the 2nd largest non-funded procession in the country. Rumour has it that the procession can be seen from space, although we have yet to verify that!
The town comes together with over 10,000 people taking to the streets as local companies, clubs, friends and families get creative to build their float that follows the procession route around Saffron Walden.
Saffron Walden celebrates the 8 Day Weekend in July every three years and the week is full of entertainment, shows, parties and more, mainly taking place on the common of Saffron Walden.
To enter and create your own float please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will happily sign you up and help you to get involved.
If a float isn’t for you, then you can still get involved by volunteering to help on the carnival weekend here.
If neither of these options are for you then please head to the streets on the procession day and support all our participants.
If you would like to see which events are happening this year please check out our events calendar now and book your tickets.
The 2020 procession theme is Planet Earth!
The route begins at 2 pm on The Common and travels through: East Street, Thaxted Road, Peaslands Road, Mount Pleasant Road, Borough Lane, London Road, High Street, Castle Street, Little Walden Road, and back to The Common.
Start Time: Leaving the common at 14:00hrs to take on the 2.6-mile route.
Spectators: We welcome everyone to find a spot along the procession route.
Parking: Parking information can be found here