Carnival Day 22nd July 2017
Basildon & Pitsea Carnival Association was formed in 2000 with the merger of Pitsea & Vange Carnival Association and Basildon Carnival Association.
The first Pitsea Carnival was around 1921 and Basildon Carnival started in 1958.
We are members of the National Carnival Guild.
In 2015 we rebranded the old Fete as Basildon & Pitsea Carnival Festival. Focusing round a main stage with live music and entertainment, as well as the stalls and other events you would expect at a festival.
2016 was the biggest festival to date and a great time was had by all. We are very gratefully for all the help we have received and grants from Essex County Council and the Lotto.
Our aim over the next few years is to grow and modernise both the Parade and Festival.
We hold the Carnival and Festival every July to provide a day of entertainment for the local community and to help raise the profile of many local groups and charities.
In 2016 we supported: