Carnival Day 2017 kicks off at 11 am when the Cowley Road will burst into song and dance with hundreds of performances taking place from the Plain all the way up to the Magdalen Road.
The procession will start at 12.30 pm from the Plain end.
This year festival-goers are asked to 'pay a pound to keep carnival around' to help towards Carnival costs which now amount to £150,000 a year. Collections will be made and programmes sold at all the entry points to the Carnival site. The Carnival receives £30,000 a year funding from Oxford City Council in another three-year agreement to 2018, leaving £120,000 to be raised this year alone.