Welshpool Town Council is preparing to host the 2024 town carnival and will be putting a Caribbean twist on the event this year.

The town council has began advertising their Caribbean themed town carnival, scheduled to be held on Sunday, June 23.

The plan for the event is to kick off celebrations with a parade at 12pm from Berriew Street car park, around Welshpool Town Centre and down to Maes-y-dre recreation ground.

The event will follow a successful 2023 carnival that saw thousands of people lining Welshpool’s streets for the parade and make the journey down to the carnival grounds at Maes-y-dre.


After the 2023 event, town mayor Cllr Nick Howells said: “I’m delighted by what’s been a truly excellent turnout, fantastic attractions and wonderful performances throughout the day.

At a recent town council meeting it was revealed that Cllr Howells, whose term as mayor will have ended by the time the 2024 carnival takes place, has volunteered to manage the PA system for the event, which was noted as an area to improve on for this year.

Cllr Billy Spencer added: “Last year the carnival was brilliant but the PA was shocking, speakers weren’t up to much as it was such a big field. It made for such a lovely day but that did let it down a little.”