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Newport Carnival – June 2019

I’m very fond of the little town I live in, we’ve lived here for 18 months now but I can’t see myself leaving here ever. Everywhere I turn there is amazing community spirit, the people are amazingly friendly and the events happening during the year here, are something not to be missed! Every June Newport hosts the annual town carnival, thousands of people arrive in town to see the carnival procession, enjoy the stalls of local businesses and just soak up the town atmosphere.

The Procession

Since our arrival in the town back in 2017, my Daughter has really found her feet with her new school, she’s quite an outgoing girl anyway but by far her favourite event of the school year is the Newport Carnival. Her school has a float and she always loves being a part of it. Last year she walked behind the float but this year she got to be on the float and Leah beyond excited about this. Even the persistent rain wasn’t going to stop her moment of fun!

Leah on her float

With Leah in place on her float, I headed back into town to watch the procession before collecting Leah again at the end.

Newport Carnival Procession 1
Newport Carnival Procession 2
Procession 3
Procession 4
Newport Carnival Procession 5
Procession 6

As you can probably tell from the pictures the rain really didn’t let up during the event. But to all who braved the weather and headed out won’t have left disappointed.

Alongside the procession there are other events happening during the day, there are stalls, 2 stages hosting live music and other various acts. There’s also a small funfair area too. As the weather wasn’t letting up I decided to pack my camera away to prevent it getting water damaged.

Find out more about what we get up to in the Days Out section of my blog.

** This was a free event for anyone to attend, I’ve decided to write up a bit about it during my visit. All words and opinions are my own.


  1. karen reekie

    15th June 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Carnivals are so much fun, even if the weather isn’t the best!

    #mysundaysnapshot sorry it’s so late

  2. RachelSwirl

    15th June 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Super shots and a brilliant day out despite the rain I’m sure. Thanks for sharing your snaps and thanks for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.

  3. nessjibberjabberuk

    13th June 2019 at 9:39 pm

    I love a local carnival. There’s always so much pride and effort put into the float and displays.

  4. Susan Mann

    13th June 2019 at 1:59 pm

    That looks like a lovely parade. Great photos x #sundaysnap

  5. Jenna - Northernbird84

    11th June 2019 at 6:22 pm

    This looks like a great event. I’m so pleased that the rain didn’t dampen their spirits. #sundaysnap

  6. Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One

    11th June 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Well done to everyone for sticking with it despite the rain. Reminds me of the carnivals we took part in as kids #mysundaysnapshot

  7. Sarah MumofThree World

    10th June 2019 at 6:08 am

    What lovely photos and how lovely to live in somewhere like that. Your daughter looks so happy she could burst!

  8. sam

    9th June 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Looks a lot of fun was had by all despite the rain, that is the spirit X #mysundaysnapshot

  9. Kim Carberry

    9th June 2019 at 3:46 pm

    It sounds like you live in such a wonderful place.
    The carnival sounds fab! So much fun! It looks like a great day despite the weather!

  10. Anne

    9th June 2019 at 1:54 pm

    What a shame about the rain, it looks like it didn’t spoil the fun though. What a great carnival.

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