For the people of Prestwich and surrounding areas, Prestwich Carnival has been a key celebration in the summer calendar spanning back over a century!

Once a year St Mary’s Park plays host to a great family day out including a fun fair, variety of stalls, kids donkey rides, live music on the Maccas Bar Stage, free kids activities, charity dog show and much more! Plus… don’t forget the Joseph Holt Grand Parade which passes through the streets of Prestwich.

So come and join in the free celebrations and be part of our community!

For travel information, road closures and bus diversions please visit to find out more.

Please note there will be limited car parking at St Mary’s Park (£2) and nearby Fairfax Road car park is closed for works.

The Prestwich Carnival would not be possible without the support and generosity of the local community. A whole host of individuals, organisations and businesses support the carnival by volunteering, sponsorship and donations – if you may be able to help please Contact Us.

Did you know…?

This year’s Carnival costs are expected to exceed £22,000! The Carnival is run entirely by volunteers – we rely entirely on our sponsors and donations.

Please make a donation of £5, £10, £20 or any other amount no matter how large or small, to help support us and make this year’s Carnival even better! 100% of your donation will go to Prestwich Carnival funds – every penny helps support our community event.