New Year's Day Fireworks 2021
New Year's Day Fireworks 2021
Cromer Carnival is run by the Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation and CVEO will be working with Cromer Town Council to provide yet another great fireworks display on the 1st January 2020. So put 5.00pm on New Years Day into your diary. If you would like to help with a bucket collection on the day, please contact Cromer Town Council on 01263 512254, with your offer of help.
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CANCELLED - Cromer Soapbox Derby

9 Aug, 2020, 11:30am

We are excited to announce details of the 2020 Cromer Soapbox Derby!
  • Scrutineering from 11.30am
  • Racing from 1.00pm
  • Course A149 (Runton Road) - Beach Road to Morrison's Petrol Station, with chicane and jump


  • Junior - 10 to 15 years
  • Junior - 16 to 18 years
  • Adults - 18 years and over


  • Concourse de Elegance for each class
  • Fastest driver for each class

*** Full details, including Race Rules and Application Form, can be downloaded from the Entry Forms page of our website. ***

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE RETURNED to Cromer Soapbox Derby, CTIS Ltd, 22 Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9JW by Monday 3rd August 2020.

NO CRASH HELMET, NO RACE! All carts must pass scrutineering, before being given a race number.

For further information or advice, please e-mail Bruce at

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CANCELLED - Carnival Week 2020

15 Aug, 2020 - 21 Aug, 2020


Cromer Carnival 2020 – Press Release - 24th March 2020

Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation Limited have, after much discussion decided to cancel Cromer Carnival 2020 in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Planning the carnival is a twelve month operation and booking and signing contracts for the various top class acts and events is a large financial commitment, which the committee would lose if they hung on in the hope that the carnival would go ahead in August, only to find that the public were still restricted in travelling and coming together in large crowds.

Financial outlay before carnival is around £20,000 pounds and would be greater the nearer we get to to August. If we leave cancelling acts and hired equipment, such as marquees and toilets, until the last minute much of that money would be lost. Cancelling now would mean losing the minimum amount rather than all of it by leaving until the last minute.

Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation Ltd. and the residents of Cromer are all proud of what we have achieved over the past 50 years and would want it to continue in the future. To do this we have to seriously consider our financial position as well as all the moral and social implications.

The carnival relies on the local businesses from whom we get most of our financial support through sponsorship and advertising. We would not expect them to be in the position to support us this year. We have to face the fact that most of the businesses who are supporting us are also finding it difficult at the moment. Cromer Carnival is in the privileged position of being trusted by the people of Cromer to spend wisely, what is essentially public money. We have to try and safeguard our future and that means cutting our financial losses and cancelling now. In addition to this there are those stalls and organisations who support us during carnival week.

This has been a difficult decision to make and my committee are well aware of the implications of it. This will be the first time that anyone under 50 years old, living in Cromer has not had a carnival in August.

Our main concern at the moment is making sure that you are all keeping safe and well and that we will be able to continue in 2021. In the meantime we will continue to monitor the situation and if at all possible provide a carnival celebration when this is all over.

To all in Cromer and beyond we look forward to meeting up with old friends and your continued support in 2021.

Tony Shipp MBE
Cromer Carnival

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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

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New Years Day Fireworks Display 2021

1 Jan, 2021, 5:00pm

A truly unique way to start off the New Year!

It is advisable to join us in Cromer and make a whole day of it, as the town does fill up for this event. See you then!

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!!