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Carnival Street Party

The 2nd Kendal Carnival Street Party will take place on Saturday 16th September 2017.

Thanks to support local partners and sponsors the Torchlight organising team have begun organising the 2017 street party.

The annual procession through Kendal will take place as usual on the evening of Friday 15th September, but on the Saturday afternoon the town centre will be taken over by a host of carnival arts performances and workshops. In addition Lakeland Radio will host a live stage which will feature live music acts and performers, and host the Torchlight Trophy Presentation.

Details on what to look forward to this year will be announced soon. If you would like to take part in the Street Party, or indeed any part of Kendal Torchlight 2017 please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Get Involved

If you'd like to be involved in any part of the planning or content of the Kendal Torchlight weekend please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Entry forms for Torchlight are available now.

A Taste Of Last Year...

The first ever Kendal Carnival street party was a huge success. Thank you to all the individuals and organisations who made it happen!

Below is the previous schedule to give you an idea of what to expect.

Dance Arena (outside Town Hall - all mixture of workshops and performances)

  • 11am - 12pm - Kendal Gymnastics Club
  • 12pm - 1pm - Kirkbie Kendal School Dance Department
  • 1pm - 2pm - The Dance Atikk School of Dance
  • 2pm - 3pm - Torkari School of Theatre Arts
  • 3pm - 4pm - MG Dance Academy
  • 4pm - 5pm - Dance works 
  • 5pm - 5.30pm - Isles in Harmony & Unity


The Birdcage & Finkle Street (all mixture of workshops and performances)

  • 10am - 1pm - Miltnthorpe Steel Band
  • 2pm - 5pm - Blue Jam Arts Samba Band


Stricklandgate / Highgate (throughout the day 10am - 5pm)

  • Gordon Banks mask making workshop
  • Ablaze carnival headdress making workshop
  • Lovearts carnival bird making workshop
  • Bongo Balloons ballon making workshop
  • Circus workshop (TBC) 

Westmorland Shopping Centre (throughout the day 10am - 5pm)

  • 10am - 12pm - Create funky papermache owls
  • 12.30pm - 2pm - Animal painting and decorating
  • 2.30pm - 5pm - Make your own hand puppet 


  • 4.6m High Carnival Elephant (pen will be placed outside WH Smith for photographs)
  • Ablaze dance performance 

Lakeland Radio Stage (Outside Libary)

  • 10am - 12.30pm - John Pye
  • 12:30pm - 12:45pm - Jennifer's Dancers (Dance Troup)
  • 12:45pm - 1.05pm - Krystal Clarke
  • 1.05pm - 1.25pm - Holly Lovelady (Singer)
  • 1.25pm - 1.50pm- Kendal Operatic Society (Evita Preview)
  • 1.50pm - 2.10pm - Sean Moore (Singer)
  • 2.10pm - 2.35pm - Isles in Harmony & Unity (Dance Troupe)
  • 2.35pm - 3.00pm - Molly Warburton (Singer)
  • 3.00pm - 3.25pm - Kev Kendal (Singer)
  • 3.25pm - 3.40pm - Happy Slappers (Plus Roaming Performances)
  • 3.40pm - 3.50pm - Torchlight Trophy Presentation 1
  • 3.50pm - 4.15pm - Evie Plumb and Atlas (Band)
  • 4.15pm - 4.25pm - Torchlight Trophy Presentation 2
  • 4.25pm - 4.50pm - Ashleigh Wood (Singer)
  • 4.50pm - 5.00pm - Torchlight Trophy Presentation 3
  • 5.00pm - 5.30pm - Henry Gallagher (Britains Got Talent Singer)

Sponsored by

The Westmorland Shopping Centre

Kendal Caravans

Additional Information

  • Cumbria County Council
  • SLDC
  • Kendal Town Councul
  • Kendal BID
  • Lakeland Radio
  • Taylors Fun fairs