There are lots of ways for you to join the fun and help back our next carnival even more memorable than the last. If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone on the team, please email


Carnival Performers

Take part

Strut your stuff and join the parade. There are loads of opportunities to join bands or amateur dramatic groups as an individual or with your friends. Alternatively you can enter your own group.

Please note, the Waterloo Carnival happens during the day, with a procession beginning at 2pm. Participants are often required.


We’re always looking for people to join our performers and dance through the streets of Waterloo – whether you’ve got natural rhythm, or are a dab hand at being in costume – all you really need is to have a great smile and be ready to celebrate! If you’d like to get involved, you can look out for some of our local workshops that will be running prior to Carnival Day. These will include either dance, costume or music making! 


Carnival Makers

If performing isn’t your thing, then you can still be a Carnival Maker! We are always looking for volunteers to help make the event happen on the day – from telling stories, to serving drinks, carrying chairs and stewarding the procession. Please get in touch if you think you can lend a hand.



Join our team of volunteer stewards to help usher the parade on its route through Waterloo and benefit from the best views!


Join our team of amazing sponsors who help keep the show on the road. Be our champions and supporting this unique celebration of your whole community.

Costume design

Explore your creativity and help keep the carnival at its vibrant best.