Victoria Day - Queen Victoria

Start date and time: Saturday 08 June 10:00 AM
End date and time: Saturday 08 June 4:00 PM

Location: Aldershot town centre

Cost: Free to attend (some stalls may charge a small fee)

Aldershot’s Victoria Day brought a carnival atmosphere to the town centre on Saturday 8 June.

This year, the carnival parade was larger and more colourful than ever before with 1,000 people taking part in the spectacular ‘Carnival of the Animals’.  

The parade included local school children, community groups, samba bands, dancers, army veterans and community organisations. Led as always by Aldershot's very own Queen Victoria, Betty Bryce who gave her royal wave to the crowds in a classic Buick. Best in Parade was awarded to the Aldershot Lions. 

Throughout the day there was live music and entertainment including performances by the Kings Pond Shantymen, Jim Hammond, Saxooma and a Chinese lion dance and martial arts performance by Wutan Martial Art School to name just a few. Union Street was lined with stalls to browse, hosted by community organisations and local crafters. Wellesley Woodlands were presented with the award for the Best Stall. 

There were also creature encounters, dance workshops, circus skills, fun with the Bubbles Man and football fun with The Shots. 

Photos from the day

Thanks to our sponsors

Arts Council England    Farnborough International    Toob full-fibre broadband


Wellesley    Enterprise


Harlow Hall    West Heath Garage    NDreams


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This event is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund


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