THIS year’s carnival procession is set to return with a fantastic event.

Highbridge and Burnham Carnival is set to take place on Monday, November 5, at around 7.30pm.

The route takes the procession through Love Lane, Victoria Street, High Street and along Marine Drive.

The last entry is expected to pass the finish line at around 10pm.

A fireworks display will also be held on Sunday, November 4. The Esplanade, South Esplanade and Pier Street will be closed from 5pm while crowds gather, ahead of the firework display at 6.30pm.

A number of road closures will be in place throughout the weekend and Monday.

Phil New

Chairman and event coordinator, Phil New, said: “When the weather turns colder and the smell of freshly cut grass becomes a distant memory; and the nights begin drawing in, a jovial atmosphere remains as the promise of Carnival and Christmas festivities are very much on their way.”

The carnival raised a huge £13,426.35 last year - £600 up from the year before.

Mr New added: “Last year was a fantastic year with another record collection which followed on from 2016 was a very special year for the Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea Carnival as we celebrated 70 years of this wonderful celebration. 2018 looks to be no different, with yet another fantastic show planned.

“Whether it’s your first year or if you watch carnival every year we’d love you to join us for what promises to be another spectacular event.”

Matt Scott, chief marshal for the carnival, said: “As chief marshal I look after the general health and safety of the event and also look after the route, this does unfortunately mean that I have the unenviable job of organising which roads will be shut on carnival weekend.

“This year we are not planning any major changes to the route, however there are as normal some tweaks to our road closures and parking restrictions.”

For more information on the event, which roads are closed, where to watch and where to park, visit