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)

Victoria Day is back on Saturday 8 June from 10am to 4pm in Aldershot town centre. This year's theme is 'carnival of the animals' and we’ll be having a roar-some day!

The carnival

This year, the carnival will be larger and more colourful than ever before. The spectacular ‘Carnival of the Animals’ leaves Princes Hall at 11am and ends at the Naafi roundabout at around midday.

Over 800 people take part in the parade each year, including Aldershot's own Queen Victoria, Betty Bryce.

See the parade map

What's on

Visit Union Street, Wellington Street and Princes Gardens between 10am and 4pm for lots of free activities, fantastic craft and community stalls, fair rides, live entertainment and delicious food and drink.

Head to Princes Gardens for live entertainment on the bandstand throughout the day, animal themed make-and-take crafts, silly street theatre, a quiet storytelling area, fair rides and much more. Plus, don’t miss our circus skills area and aerial performers alongside Princes Gardens Surgery and a small classic car display in Princes Way from 12.30pm.

Over on Union Street, there’s wild stilt walkers, giant animals performers, the Bubble Man, face painters, Lego building and lots more live music and dance. There’s even the chance to meet Captain John Voyage on his tropical tricycle, and his banana smuggling Orangutan puppet, Mr Business!

See the full timetable of everything happening on the day

Apply to take part

We are inviting everyone to take part in the Victoria Day carnival parade and there are lots of exciting opportunities for volunteers, community groups, schools, businesses and performers to get involved.

You can join the parade, take part in carnival workshops, join the planning group, road marshal - or something else!

Our stalls and performance schedules are now fully booked, but you can still apply to join the parade or join the stallholder waiting list. 

Take part in Victoria Day

Video from Victoria Day 2023

Photos from Victoria Day 2023

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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