Community Carnival

The SIRF Community Carnival on Saturday 3 August will bring vibrant colour, amazing carnival rhythms and dance to the streets of Stockton. The carnival is the Tees Valley’s largest community celebration and it will bring together hundreds of people from local schools, youth and community groups. 

Join us in Stockton Town Centre as the carnival procession passes through the High Street leading to to the Riverside where you can enjoy the carnival atmosphere, participate in free arts and circus workshops, enjoy a bite to eat with family or simply strut your stuff along to Club Groovy, Hyde Park Brass and Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra.

If you would like find out more about taking part in the carnival, contact Juliet Hardy, Stockton Borough Council, on 01640 527696 or

 One of the highlights of SIRF17, our fantastic Happy Birthday themed SIRF Community Carnival celebrated 30 years of SIRF in the way only Stockton knows how. You can check out our video highlights here: