A selection of main things on the day.

Here you will some more details of some of the main things happening on the day.
Below we have a summary available for download and some additional details on some of the items.
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Fire Stunt Spectacular

Fire Stunt Spectacular

Joseph Peace is bringing his Fire Stunt Spectacular show to headline Ilkley Carnival. The show blends amazing fire stunts with comedy and audience response in a fusion of modern circus and pantomime fun. Since 2003,

Joseph has been performing his Fire Stunt Spectacular at events all over the UK and has performed at Glastonbury Festival. The spectacular stunts include flamethrowers shooting huge balls of fire into the air, riding a burning unicycle, escapology in a burning box and more!

Vintage Car Show

Classic Car Show

With over 50 exhibits expected, motoring fanatics can once again admire a range of classic vehicles at the Lido showground from 12 noon.

From Daimlers to Triumphs and Austins to Jaguars, fire engines, military and Commercial vehicles are all welcome at this nostalgic look back in history! Entry is free, Autojumble pitches available from £15.00 (pre-booking essential).

Details of where to send your completed forms are located in the entry form.

Classic Car Show Entry Form

ND Dance

ND Dance Show

ND Dance Academy was established in 2008 by Natasha Graves after she decided that it was time to leave teaching in a high school to do something that she had always dreamed about, opening her own dance academy.

ND has created a strong reputation for itself, becoming known as ND Dance. It has become a large part of the community both for the children and adults that attended classes and continues to grow from strength to strength - dancers regularly perform at Bradford City Football Club, as well as Bradford Bulls and regular events within the community.

ND Dance aspires to offer professional dance tuition through its specialist areas within the genres of dance. All classes taught are to a high professional standard, teaching students the fundamentals and techniques of dancing styles, within a light, social and enjoyable environment.

The spectacular dance group will be performing on carnival day.

Owl Adventures Flying Show

Owl Adventures is Yorkshire's most exciting falconry business! Bringing owls and various birds of prey to events, spectators can marvel at the magnificent animals, pet them and take pictures.

WYSPA Castings Dance Group

WYSPA Dance Academy   Castings helps children's acting and dance dreams come true. Children can learn to sing, dance and act at their classes. A group of their students will be performing a dance piece at Ilkley Carnival.

Dog Show

Dog Show

Bring your dog along and enter them into the Ilkley Carnival dog show.

With a range of just for fun categories, the dog show is enjoyed by owners, spectators and of course dogs!

Ilkley Upstagers

Ilkley Upstagers are a charity run youth theatre group. They will be performing at the carnival this year, so make sure you get a good spot as there might be some audience participation!

Melody Choir

Melody choir and junior choir will be performing a variety of classic songs. They were a massive hit at last years' Carnival and if you missed them then make sure you see them this time. You won't be disappointed.

Outside The Box

The Outside The Box Choir will be familiar to many, having performed at several local events. This talented group will be multi-tasking on the day as they also entertain crowds during our famous Carnival Parade.

Burley Ukulele Jammers

The Burley Ukelele Jammers are here to rock your world! They are back by popular demand after their modern take on classic songs proved a massive hit last year. Be prepared for an awesome, unique performance by this local band.

Santa Sorbo

Santa Sorbo are an accoustic duo covering songs from the 60's to modern hits. With a mixture of guitar, harmonica and bass they'll be sure to get you on your feet!


Niamh is a very promising 15 year old acoustic singer. She has already performed at several recognised festivals and has already achieved a number one in the national ReverbNation charts. Her latest single 'Love Me' is getting great reviews. She's a must see!

Callum Spencer

Callum is a singer/songwriter from Skipton who has a large local following and recently sold out a performance at Skipton town hall. His debut single 'The Fence' has already had airplay on the BBC as well as being well received by several major unsigned music blogs. Callum is one act you won't want to miss so you can say you saw him before he became the next big thing!

Sing Your Rocks Off

An all mens choir - Sing Your Rocks Off are a group who love to sing and do just that! Come along and enjoy an uplifting experience from this amazing group.

Ilkley Food Market

All those that love the monthly food market held in Ilkley won't be disappointed as we bring you the best of it.

Children's activities

Professor Robanti's Punch & Judy
Chester Mazing Children's Entertainer
Circus Skills
Children's Craft Tent & Storytelling
Marshalls Funfair

Ultimate Combat Assault Course

Test your strength on the Anytime Fitness assault course.