Friday Night Party Night!

Matt Cardle, Mark Wright, Larissa Eddie, Carnival Queen Competition

Friday Night - 7.00pm - 11.30pm

Our jam-packed opening night is compered by TOWIE's Mark Wright with support from Larissa Eddie, our headline act is X-Factor Winner Matt Cardle. We will also be crowning our Carnival Queen!


BJӦRN AGAIN | Back to the 80s


Saturday Night - 7.30pm - Midnight

BJӦRN AGAIN are back for the 2014 8 Day Weekend! This is a chance for all those Dancing Queens, that might have missed them at the 8 Day Weekend in 2008. They will be supported by Back to the 80s.


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Procession - Carnival of Nations



Saturday Day - 12noon, departs 2pm, finish 5pm

An amazing spectacle snaking through the streets of our town. This year's theme is 'Carnival of Nations' and we can't wait to welcome each float through the streets! 

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A Magic Kind of Queen + So Blondie


Sunday Night - 7.30pm - 11.30pm
Widely regarded as the finest tribute to Queen - Magic - A Kind of Queen - will perform their greatest hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, A Kind of Magic and many more. They will be supported by SO BLONDIE, a well-known and much loved UK Tribute Act. 


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Soap Box Derby


Sunday Day - 10.00am - 12noon
Race your homemade soap box vehicle through the Market Square of Saffron Walden! Get together with your friends, family or colleagues and get creative and build a striking and fun vehicle to race through the streets. 


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Sports Day

Sunday Day, 11.00am - 5.00pm
We're filling The Common with Sporting Events for the family! Saffron Screen will kick of the day with a Tour de France themed film, E.T. Through the day we'll have plenty for grown ups and kids - our Dodgeball competition, a climbing wall, Kids Army Assault Course, Giant Inflatables, Football, Kids Golf and Tug of War!

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Carnival Tour Sportif


Sunday Day - 8.00am onwards
Watch local riders follow the route of the iconic Tour De France through Saffron Walden and the Uttlesford Countryside on our pre-race ride. Beginning at the Common, our cyclists will ride through the town and into the countryside, we present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for local cyclists. 


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Ladies Night

Monday Night - 7.30pm - 11.30pm

Straight from the West End, The Dream Boys will be back on stage by popular demand. They will be supported by the The Round Table Rude Boys and there will be a musical treat from The Boyband Era.

Town Hall: Race Night

Monday Night - 7.30pm - onwards
To support Saffron Walden Round Table during the 8 Day Weekend The Diamonds will be putting on their ever popular race night. Tickets are £7.50 each and include a ploughman's supper.

Tickets are only available at the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre.


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Tour de France

Monday Day - 11.00am - 5.00pm
An international event comes to Saffron Walden! We'll be welcoming Le Tour De France carnival style - see the riders race through the streets, take part in family fun on the common and view the whole race on a big screen in our Marquee whilst kicking back with a cold drink from the bar. 


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Bavarian Night

Tuesday Night - 7.30pm - 11.30pm
Lederhosen at the ready! A firm 8 Day favourite is back, take the next day off because you'll need it!  Join us and our five piece band 'Hosen Brass' for a thigh slapping night! Support will be from The Life of Riley.


UNPLUGGED - 8th July


Hyperfusion has been postponed, please click 'View' to read more details of the rescheduled premiere.

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Corporate Night with Nina Conti

Wednesday Night
Joining us for corporate night was ventriloquist comedian 
Nina Conti, well known journalist and news presenter Martyn Lewis CBE, musicians The Scarlet Starlets and Don Stick. The Night was a fantastic sucess with local businesses enjoying a three course meal and an evening packed with entertainment. 

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UNPLUGGED - 9th July


Hyperfusion has been postponed, please click 'View' to read more details of the rescheduled premiere.

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Uncle Funk's Boogie Night

Thursday Night

Uncle Funk's Boogie Night!

The most fabulous night of 8 Day Weekend! Uncle Funk's Boogie Night featuring support from End of the Century! Pictures of the night coming soon...

UNPLUGGED - 10th July


Hyperfusion has been postponed, please click 'View' to read more details of the rescheduled premiere.​


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Club Night

Friday Night - 7.30pm - 12:45am
Artful Dodger, KISS FM's Dixon Brothers & DJ Shorty Blitz

Headliners at our Club Night - KISS FM's Dixon Brothers and DJ Artful Dodger, one of the pioners of the 90s UK Garage scene. With support from DJ Shorty Blitz - it was an amazing club night for Saffron Walden! 

Saffron Walden's Got Talent!

Friday Night 
Saffron Walden Ladies' Circle are teamed up with Saffron Walden Arts Trust for the show stopping Saffron Walden's Got Carnival Talent! Open to non-professional performers of all ages who live in the Uttlesford district. Free entry - first prize is £200 and £50 each for two runners up. We'll have a bar, raffle and special guest performer. 

The Final Night featuring Heather Small, Nik Kershaw & Chesney Hawkes

Saturday Night, 7.30pm - Midnight
Saturday the 12th will be the night that brings our amazing carnival to a close. What better way to finish than with a great party night with music from headliners Heather Small and Nik Kershaw with support from Chesney Hawkes. Local band Restday will also play a twist on a classic covers to kick off the night.

Family Fun Day

Saturday Day, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Join us on the common for a free family fun day! We've got so much going on  for the family - face painting, mobile skate park, steam galipers, dog and duck show, zorbing, juggling and street entertainment. We'll also have local bands performing all day.

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