How to take part in the parade, apply for a stall or volunteer to help on the day.

We are inviting everyone to take part in Victoria Day on Saturday 8 June and there are lots of exciting opportunities for volunteers, community groups, schools and businesses to get involved.

Take part in the parade

Everyone is invited to take part in the carnival parade, in groups or even on your own! The carnival leaves Princes Hall at 11am, with more than 800 people creating a fantastic atmosphere.

This year the theme is 'Carnival of the Animals' and we want everyone taking part to embrace our animal theme!

We are working with a leading national carnival organisation to bring their amazing costumes and performers to the event this year. Groups will have the opportunity to use their carnival props and costumes during the parade. 

If you are a volunteer, part of a community group or organisation from around Aldershot and Farnborough, we'd love you to apply to take part. 

The route is shorter this year (0.5 miles), starting at Princes Hall and ending at the High Street multi-storey car park. The parade will travel slowly and will take around an hour.

To apply, please complete the parade application form. Applications close on Friday 24 May. 

Apply for a stall

Our stalls are now fully booked, but you can apply to join the waiting list.

Aldershot’s Victoria Day is the biggest highlight in Aldershot's vibrant events calendar, The event celebrates Aldershot's amazing local cultures and close ties with Queen Victoria. The event attracts in excess of 14,000 visitors to the town centre. This year the event takes place on Saturday 8 June from 10am to 4pm, with the carnival parade at 11am.

Local businesses can book a table space in front of their stores, free of charge. 

We are looking for:

  • Stalls that sell crafts, food and drink products
  • Hot food stalls of a high quality, selling unique dishes
  • Local charity and not for profit organisations promoting their projects and fundraising

For more information, please read through the stallholder information pack. Please apply as soon as possible, as stalls always sell out.

Apply to join the waiting list for a stall using our Victoria Day stallholder application form.

Apply to perform 

Thanks to everyone who is taking part, applications to perform are now fully booked.

Volunteer on the day

On the day, our volunteers support the event with parade marshalling, stallholder arrival and helping with family activities. Our volunteers choose which elements of the event they would like to get involved in.

If you would like to find out more or volunteer for helping on the day, please email Jenny Atherton, Events and Cultural Projects Manager at

Join the planning group

Victoria Day is our biggest event of the year and it is our community volunteers that make the event extra-special. Aldershot Community Together's Victoria Day planning group is meeting in the run up to the event and we invite you to come along to find out more about how to get involved.

There's lots of ways you can support the event, including the chance to shape the day's activities around the animal theme, helping us to promote the event locally and contacting local groups to see if they would like to get involved.

You can choose which elements of the event you would like to get involved in.

If you would like to find out more, please email Jenny Atherton, Events and Cultural Projects Manager at

Sponsor the event

We need to raise £10,000 to run Victoria Day and are looking for sponsors in 2024 who would like to promote their brand to thousands of people people through our promotional channels. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more about sponsoring the event and we'll send a sponsorship information pack.

Please email Jenny Atherton, Events and Cultural Projects Manager at


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

Thanks to our sponsors


Arts Council England    Farnborough International    Toob


Wellesley    Enterprise


Harlow Hall    West Heath Garage    NDreams


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