Find out when all the family fun will be happening in Aldershot on Saturday 8 June. Including the carnival parade and timetables of live entertainment.

Carnival parade

This year, the carnival parade will be bigger and more colourful than ever before, with spectacular costumes and puppets. The amazing ‘Carnival of the Animals’ leaves Princes Hall at 11am. Aldershot’s own Queen Victoria, Betty Bryce will be leading the procession of over 800 local people.

Parade route

The parade route is different from last year.

It starts at Princes Hall, goes along Princes Way, then turns left and travels down the High Street.

It ends by Aldershot Library, near the Naafi roundabout. 


Market stalls and street entertainment

Visit 45 wonderful local craft, gift, community, food and drink stalls in Princes Gardens, Union Street and Wellington Street. Find out more about local community groups and support our small businesses by filling up your shopping bags. 

You can also enjoy an interactive animal encounter with some silly street entertainers, as you stroll around Union Street and Princes Gardens. 

Steamship Circus trike

Watch in awe as Steamship Circus perform aerial acrobatics on their jungle themed trike. 

The Giant Bubble Man

Step inside a huge bubble, as the Giant Bubble Man creates his superb soapy tricks! 

Giant animal walkabout performers

Take a selfie with our giant animal puppets and Chinese lion dancers. 

The Bee Cart

Don't miss Bombus and Borage and their fabulous bee cart. Delve into the world of bees, learn the pollen packing dance, the waggle dance and try out their Buzz Pollenator or their Flapper-Winger-Tronerators, meet a giant Varroa Mite, and maybe even get your nose pollinated!

Borneo Again

Plus, there’s the chance to meet Captain John Voyage on his tropical tricycle, and his banana smuggling Orangutan puppet, Mr Business! Step forward for a photo, meet the captain, the king of the swingers and join in the monkey'd be bananas to miss them!

Boreno Again

The Bee Cart


Family fun

Visit Union Street, Wellington Street and Princes Gardens between 10am and 4pm for lots of animal themed free activities, face painting and fair rides.

  • Interactive creature encounters with Bugfest
  • Circus skills and have-a-go acrobatics with Steamship Circus
  • Football fun with The Shots
  • Lego brick building with Brickies Club
  • Hands-on make and take crafts with The Artroom
  • Quiet, interactive storytelling area with Merrygoround storytelling
  • Meet the hive with the Fleet and District Beekeepers
  • Classic car show on Princes Way from 12.30pm to 4pm
  • Face painting (small charge)
  • Fair rides (small charge)

Gazebo in Princes Gardens

Princes Gardens live entertainment

Head to the bandstand in Princes Gardens for fun and live entertainment. 

Time Performer

Grange Community Junior School Choir - Local school children perform live


Jim Hammond - Toe-tapping rockabilly tunes


Carnival parade


Samba band battle - Rushmoor Samba, Beatroots Samba and Big Noise Samba battle it out at the bandstand


Kings Pond Shantymen - Sea shanties from our local fisherman's friends


Victoria Day Awards - Presentations of this year's awards


BC Performing Arts - Live song and dance


Shivoham by Kala the Arts - A new dance show, developed especially for Victoria Day


Chinese lion dancers and martial arts performance by Wutan Martial Art School - Performance of the 'Lion Dance eating the Green Ceremony', alongside traditional Chinese dancing and a martial arts display


St Peters Junior School Choir - Local school children perform live


Family dance workshop with Stopgap Dance - A fun, inclusive dance workshop. Everyone is welcome

4pm Event ends

Union Street live entertainment

Don’t miss our live buskers and performers on Union Street.

Time Performer
10am South Farnborough Junior School
10.30am Saxooma
11.20am Sarah Lucken
11.50am Laura Loh
12.30pm Sarah Lucken
1.05pm Acoustic Jass
1.55pm Rushmoor Samba Band and Beatroots Samba band
2.15pm Naumati Baja Band 
2.45pm Sarah Lucken
3.35pm Kala the Arts dance performance and workshop
4pm Event ends

Performers and times are subject to change.

Publicity photos

We will be taking photos and videos of Victoria Day, including of the parade and activities around the town centre. We will be using these on social media, in the media, on our website and in publicity material. For more details, please contact the Communications team at

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