St Pauls Carnival is back after a hugely successful 50th anniversary parade last year.
Since its beginnings back in 1968, St Pauls has grown in size and reputation to become one of Bristol’s biggest attractions.
Last year approximately 100,000 people attended the African-Caribbean carnival following a three year break.
The 2019 St Pauls Carnival will take place on Saturday, 6 July from 12.00pm – 10.00pm.
Here is what to expect:
- Watch the iconic procession as it passes through the area’s streets between 12.00pm and 4.00pm.
- Enjoy authentic Caribbean fayre including Jerk Chicken, Curry Goat, Rice and Peas, plantain and sugar cane at one of the many street food stalls.
- Visit one of the stages where you can experience an array of live acts throughout the day showcasing music genres from dancehall, reggae and soca to dub, calypso and drum and bass.
The procession route:
- Starting at St Paul Street, it will advance to Portland Square and travel around the square
- Continue up Dean Street then Brigstocke Road
- Turn right onto City Road and head to the junction with Ashley Road where the judging will take place
- The procession will continue down Ashley Road, turn right down Lower Ashley Road, and then turn right into Tudor Road.
- Left onto Fern Street and then right along Newfoundland Road.
- The procession will end outside the St Pauls Sports Centre near the junction with Dove Lane
The following road closures are in place from; 14:00hrs on Friday 5th July until 07:00hrs on Sunday morning 7th July:
The Carnival team is working closely with Avon & Somerset Police to ensure a safe event.
Some streets will be one-way walking only.
Police will be on hand to direct people.
There will be Information Points at each stage.
Carnival goers have been advised not to bring rucksacks or any glass to the event.
There will be first aid points in place at the following places:
- The Malcolm X Community Centre
- Orange St
- Brigstocke Rd
- St Pauls Community Sports Academy will act as a temporary hospital.
The following buses will take you between Stokes Croft and Cheltenham Road: