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Art Week 2020

22 May, 2020 - 27 May, 2020, 10:00am

An exhibition of paintings, crafts and photography, to view, enjoy and buy at Cromer Parish Hall, Church Street, Cromer, NR27 9HH.

This exhibition is a celebration of more than 400 works of art and craft by more than 90 artists, schools and community groups. With earrings, handmade cards, knitted items, photography and artwork, there is something for everyone!


Children's Section:

  • Class 1 - A project by any group of children aged 5 to 7 years
  • Class 2 - A project by any group of children aged 8 to 11 years
  • Class 3 - A project by any group pf children / students from aged 11 years and upwards

Adult's Section:

  • Class 4 - Open Section - Painting or drawing in any medium
  • Class 5 - Photography
  • Class 6 - Craftwork

*** Entry is FREE, so come and have a browse. Tea, coffee, biscuits and other refreshments are available. ***

Opening Times:

  • Friday 22nd May - 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Saturday 23rd May - 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Sunday 24th May - 1.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Monday 25th May - 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 26th May - 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 27th May - 10.00am to 5.00pm

Most items are available for sale and proceeds go to Cromer Carnival.

For further information or to display your work, please telephone Steve Everitt on 01263 514469.

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Pre-Carnival Helpers Evening

15 Jul, 2020, 7:00pm

ancy helping out at Cromer Carnival?

Always wanted to have a go or see what happens behind the scenes?

Fancy joining the team?

If the answer is 'Yes', please come along to this event at Merchants' Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer, NR27 9ES, at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

Cromer Carnival is always looking for new volunteers, so if you have an hour or two to spare and want to join in, then you are very welcome to come along and find out more.

Some of the volunteering opportunities include:

* Administration
* Obtaining insurance quotes
* Advertising
* Marketing
* Website maintenance
* Social media
* Delivering programmes and leaflets
* Answering e-mails
* Money collecting in Carnival Parade
* Organising equipment
* Organising events

*** This year, we are also looking for any new bucket collectors (individuals or teams), who could help us during the Carnival Parade on Wednesday 19th August 2020. ***

If you are unable to attend this meeting, but would still like to help, please visit the Entry Forms page of the website at, download a helpers form and send us your details.

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Please Note .....

15 Aug, 2020 - 21 Aug, 2020

Please note the following statement from Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation (CVEO) Limited regarding Cromer Carnival:
  • Alcohol

During Carnival week members of the public are asked not to bring alcohol onto the Carnival field or into the Marquee that has been purchased elsewhere. The Security guards will be at all the entrances and patrolling the Carnival site. They have been instructed to question and carry out random demographic checks. Any Alcohol found will be confiscated unless it has been purchased from the Carnival bar.

Cromer Carnival also operates a ‘Challenge 25’ policy for alcohol sales. If you look under 25, you will not be served alcohol unless you can prove you are over 18.

  • Drugs and Illegal substances

The dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Cromer Carnival. In conjunction with Norfolk Constabulary there will be drug amnesty bins at the entrance to the carnival field. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on the Carnival site as any where else in the country. Police officers will be on-site and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. If you deal in drugs, it is likely that you will be arrested. Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated and participants will leave themselves liable for eviction from the site.

Thank you.

  • Spectators

Spectators watching or anybody taking part in any event during Carnival week, do so at their own risk.

  • Alcohol on Site

Cromer Carnival is a member of the Pub Watch Scheme and therefore, any person banned under the Pub Watch Scheme will not be served at the Carnival Marquee bar.

During Carnival week, members of the public are asked not to bring alcohol onto the Carnival Field or into the Carnival Marquee.

The Security Guards have permission to question any person entering the Carnival Field or the Carnival Marquee and have instructions to confiscate any alcohol found, unless the alcohol has been purchased from the Carnival Bar.

  • Smoking

There is strictly NO SMOKING in any of the Carnival marquee's or toilets. This includes regular cigarettes, E-cigarettes and vaping machines (of any kind).

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Carnival Week 2020

15 Aug, 2020 - 21 Aug, 2020

In 2020, Carnival Week will be held from Saturday 15th August to Friday 21st August, with Carnival Day on Wednesday 19th August.

Full details of all Cromer Carnival events can be found on the website (once confirmed) at

Carnival Day Parade

19 Aug, 2020, 5:15pm

17:15 onwards
Carnival Parade Assembles - Carnival Field, Runton Road

Judging of the Floats and Fancy Dress

  • All floats are to make sure they have read the rules and signed the entry form at the back of the Carnival Programme or download a copy from the 'Entry Forms' page of this website
  • To ensure that the judges see you, competitors must be in position by 17:40
  • In addition, floats will be judged en route during the procession to find the most entertaining float

Motorbikes and trikes - In position for the start of the parade (in fancy dress)

Motorbikes and trikes - Start off and travel around the parade route

Cromer Grand Carnival Parade
Through the Town via Runton Road, Prince of Wales Road, Hamilton Road, Church Street, Mount Street, Louden Road, West Street, Beach Road and returning to the Runton Road car park.

PLEASE NOTE: A percentage of all bucket takings from the collection made at this year's parade will be donated to a local cause, which the committee has decided this year, (TBC). Please help us to support these worthy causes!

The Carnival parade will be led by:

  • (TBC)

Some of the bands taking part in the Carnival parade are:

  • (TBC)

Playing at various places around the Carnival parade route will be:

  • (TBC)

Please note that on Carnival Day, cars parked on the Runton Road Car Park after 18:30 will not be able to leave the car park until after the Carnival Parade has finished, at approximately 22:00. All cars leaving the field will be directed right towards Sheringham.

Cromer town road closures will be implemented at 18:30 until 21.30. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.

Rules and conditions of entry for floats taking part in the procession:

1. All floats and entries taking part in the Carnival Parade should enter via the gateway to the Carnival Field (not the NNDC car park entrance).

2. Distribution of favours and advertising material. No advertising material, edibles, gifts, samples or other object may be thrown or otherwise distributed from any vehicle or elevated float. At the sole discretion of the Parade Organiser favours and advertising material may be distributed on foot, providing no risk is thereby incurred to spectators, particularly children, in relation to moving vehicles, machinery or animals.

3. Entrants are reminded that liquid should not be squirted over either floats or the public.

4. All float organisers are reminded that they should hold Public Liability Insurance for their float display. All floats are required to make sure that their entry is not too wide to go through the town.

5. The safety of all persons riding on floats is the responsibility of the respective float organiser and driver of the float vehicle. The Carnival Committee and Cromer V.E.O Limited cannot be held liable for any accident to any person taking part in the Carnival Procession, unless that accident is the direct result of action by a member of the Carnival Committee or authorised helper, providing such committee member or helper is on duty at the time the instruction was given.

6. Collecting in the Parade can only be made by official Cromer Carnival Collectors. No other fund raising for any other purpose is permitted.

7. Floats wishing to leave the Carnival Procession en route without returning to the Carnival Field must inform the Parade Organiser before their float leaves the Carnival Field. Permission will only be given where the Police on duty agree that it is feasible without causing danger to the spectators.

8. The driver of any vehicle should hold a driving license in respect of the vehicle used
(i.e. HGV License for HGV licensed vehicle).

9. Commercial organisations are limited to two vehicles each and these must be decorated.

Please Note:
On Carnival Day, cars parked on the Runton Road Car Park after 18:30 will not be able to leave the car park until after the Carnival Parade has finished, at approximately 22:00. All cars leaving the field will be directed right towards Sheringham.

Cromer town road closures will be implemented at 18:30 until 21.30. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.

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After Carnival Dinner

11 Sep, 2020, 7:00pm

We are holding an After Carnival Dinner at Dormy House Hotel, West Runton.
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Pumpkin Parade

31 Oct, 2020, 4:00pm

After it's great success in 2019, we look forward to hosting a further Cromer Carnival Children’s Illuminated Pumpkin Parade!

Assemble at 4.00pm in North Lodge Park, wear fancy dress and bring your own carved pumpkin.

The parade will wind it’s way through the back streets of Cromer, finishing on Cromer Pier forecourt.

There will be a competition for the best carved pumpkin, which will be judged at the end of the parade on Cromer Pier forecourt!

Look out for spooks and ghouls!

* Route subject to weather conditions
* Children must be supervised at all times
* Cancellation of events due to bad weather cannot be avoided
* Please take any necessary safety precautions in relation to costumes, as many are flammable

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Senior Citizens Christmas Concert

7 Dec, 2020, 7:00pm

Enjoy an evening with Cromer Carnival Committee with sherry, coffee and mince pies.

A Christmas concert for senior citizens in the Parish Hall, Church Street, Cromer.

Featuring local artists, singers, dancers and a visit from Father Christmas.

  • Free admission
  • Free coach from Suffield Park play area at 6.25pm, Links Avenue (Station Road end) and Suffield Park Post Office
  • Free car transport available for those who cannot get to coaches

For further information, please telephone Steve Everitt on 01263 514469

Cromer Carnival - Dates for 2021!

14 Aug, 2021 - 20 Aug, 2021

Carnival week is always held in August, in the week which includes the third Wednesday.

So in 2021 it will be held from Saturday 14th August to Friday 20th August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 18th August.

Put a date in your diary NOW!!