11:45 am - 2:00 pm WMC
Butetown Carnival began in the mid-1960s and came to an end in August 1998. In its hey-day, the carnival attracted tens of thousands of people to enjoy performances, workshops, parades, market stalls and activities for children. Throughout its tenure of over 40 years, Butetown Carnival rivalled carnivals and festivals across the border including St Paul’s and Notting Hill.
A steering committee led by community members and heavily supported by Butetown Community Centre has been successful in their attempt to bring back the Butetown Carnival. The carnival, which returned after a 16 year hiatus, will once again celebrate the rich musical heritage of the Butetown community.
The full carnival parade starts at the WMC and proceeds up Bute Street, around Loudon Square, and finishes at Butetown Community Centre for more live entertainment.