Cowley Road Carnival

On Sunday July 7, Carnival will be the city’s biggest and most inclusive summer party … a celebration of the diverse communities of East Oxford.

Free and open to all, from midday ’til 7pm, Cowley Road and the surrounding streets will be filled with Carnival vibes and family fun.

The big highlight of Carnival is the Procession which will kick off at 2.15pm outside the East Oxford Community Centre. It will last approximately one hour, ending at the SS Mary and John. It will include schools and community groups who have spent weeks and months creating their colourful costumes and dance routines. The theme, ‘Wheels of Change,’ celebrates 100 years of car making in Oxford, William Morris and the Cowley car plant.  Supported by MINI Plant Oxford and Oxford University Museums, the procession will include the giant Nicaraguan puppet, Leonora, and her baby, celebrating Oxford’s twin city of Leon.