Typically attended by around 50,000 people, including a third of the city’s population, the Cowley Road Carnival pulsates with rhythm, colour, performance, dance, art, creativity and most of all, full on joie de vivre as the East Oxford community comes together in celebration on the first Sunday in July.
The day brings together all the disparate groups and individuals from the many different ethnicities, heritage, and roots in one huge inclusive day packed with things to do,, to watch and to enjoy.
Carnival sees the culmination of much of our year’s work in the community and it acts as a catalyst for our creative output. Each year we set a theme as the springboard for our creative output. We are currently working on the aspects of ‘Mother Earth’ and we have already seen several projects come to fruition.
Click here to find out more about the history of the Cowley Road Carnival.