Hanwell Carnival is a unique, independent, volunteer run event, entirely by the community for the community. Attracting up to 30,000 visitors each year, Hanwell Carnival with its vibrant procession from Hanwell Community Centre down to the show in Elthorne Park on 20 June 2015 is your free local community event. We believe it is the oldest in London, first taking place in 1898. 

Book now
Bookings are now open for Hanwell Carnival on Saturday 20 June 2015. Use the Book tab to book charity and trade stalls. Or apply for a space in the artisan food and craft tents or for a catering concession in Elthorne Park. These spaces are always popular, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Join the Carnival Crew
Join the Hanwell Carnival Crew now and help put together your local carnival this year. There's loads to do, whether you want to help with the performance stages (book bands or help run on the day), design or run our website, have creative skills to put together our carnival programme, find sponsors or advertisers, join our procession art workshops or help on the day itself. The list is endless, give us a shout today.

Support Carnival as a sponsor/advertiser
Become a major sponsor of the carnival as a whole or sponsor a specific area. With 30,000 visitors last year, Carnival is ideal for your company. Advertise in our Carnival Programme. Enquire now and support your local community event.

Join the procession
Join the vibrant Hanwell Carnival Procession, kicking off carnival on Saturday 20 June with a Historic Hanwell theme. All welcome, as an individual, sport or community group, school, creche, band or dance or music group. It's a great day out and prizes for first, second and third place, as well as a Schools Cup for the winning school to keep for the year. We run procession art workshops at the Hanwell Community Centre in the run up to Carnival, so we could help you plan/make artwork/costumes. Contact Mike, to book a place now.


Some 30,000 people enjoyed a hot Hanwell Carnival on Saturday 21st June 2014

The conditions were glorious and the crowds soaked up the sun and the festival atmosphere at Elthorne Park. 

Thousands lined the route of the procession as it made its way to the park from Hanwell Community Centre. Some 350 people, half of them children, took part.

The theme was music and the colourful parade even featured a replica of the Hanwell Community Centre, where The Who, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin used to rock and rehearse.

Live music kept feet tapping throughout the day, while the pony rides, crocodiles and petting farm kept children entertained.

There was an array of stalls selling food and crafts, and also a dog show, funfair, and sports zone with QPR. The community arena featured local groups showcasing their skills, such as kabaddi and Polish dancing.

Hanwell resident Jon Clowes said: “It is the best yet. There are more stalls and more things for the children. We’ve had a great day.”

His six-year-old son Archie said he particularly liked the bouncy castle, while his daughter Molly, two, loved the animal zone.

Rachel Miller went with her husband and two-year-old daughter. “It’s lovely to see the whole community coming together, talking together and having fun.”

Elaine Buchanan, from Perivale, said: “There are plenty of things for children and adults to do. There are lots of charity stalls with information.”

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How recycling can help Carnival

Donating your Greenredeem points to Hanwell Carnival means you raise money while doing your recycling, going green really does put something back into the community. It's very simple, click on the button below, log into your Greenredeem account and donate your points. Not signed up to the scheme yet? That's simple too, just click on the button.

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Hanwell Carnival will be held on 5 January 2015. CLICK HERE for more details.