After many years the city is to host a carnival again and we are going GREEN!  FLOATS! Think go-karts, bikes, push chairs, trollies, as long as they are non-motorised. COSTUMES! Think colour, big masks, think razzmatazz. NOISE! Think whistles, marching bands, samba, drumming. FLAGS! Think big bright & beautiful.

The Carnival continues to celebrate the legacy of Essex 2020 – Year of Science & Creativity. So, while we are non-motorised — in addition to the green theme — we are paying particular attention and encouraging submissions that celebrate, showcase and demonstrate our City’s ingenuity and reputation for engineering excellence. For inspiration visit

Walk, dance, skip, twirl, hop, or whatever takes your fancy, get involved in this celebration of all things Chelmsford. Everyone is welcome! So get your creative thinking caps on – there are prizes to be won! Need some ideas? Then why not watch the videos from our youtube channel to learn how to be part of our ‘Chelmsford Junk Band‘ by making instruments from recycled materials!

Starting at 1pm, the parade walk from Admirals Park following the public path through to Central Park, then onto Bell Meadow Park, cross over StoneBridge Walk, turn left up the High St, right onto Springfield Road and finish in Backnang Sq where there will be a host of entertainment to keep you amused for the afternoon.


Time: Sunday 4th July 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Admirals Park