Caribbean Carnival Schedule and Calendar

Almost every country in the Caribbean has it’s own Carnival or even Carnival related event. Old Carnivals like in Trinidad, which is also the biggest in the Caribbean, root back to the days of Slavery and the Emancipation Day, mixing with European Carnival traditions. Other Carnivals have been installed later which is one of the reasons that there are festivals almost throughout the whole year.

Berlin Carnival

Carnivals in the Caribbean

  • Anguilla: August (website)
  • Antigua: August
  • Aruba: Lent (Aruba Carnival website)
  • Bahamas (Junkanoo): December-January
  • Barbados (Crop Over): August
  • Bermuda (Bermuda Day/Junkanoo): May
  • Bonaire: October
  • British Virgin Islands (Emancipation Festival): July-August
  • Carriacou, Grenada: Lent
  • Cayman Islands (Batabano): April-May
  • Cuba: Lent
  • Curacao: Lent (Curacao Carnival website)
  • Dominica: Lent (Dominica Carnival website)
  • Dominican Republic: Lent
  • Grenada: August
  • Guadeloupe: Lent
  • Guyana (Mashramani): Lent
  • Haiti: Lent
  • Jamaica: April (Bacchanal website)
  • Martinique: Lent
  • Montserrat: December (website)
  • Panama: Lent
  • Puerto Rico: January-February
  • Saba: July-August
  • St. Barts: Lent
  • St. Croix (US-VIs): December-January
  • St. Eustatius: April-May
  • St. Kitts and Nevis: December-January
  • St. Lucia: July
  • St. Martin: Lent
  • St. Maarten: April
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Vincy Mas): June-July
  • St. Thomas (US-VIs), April
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Lent (Trinidad Carnival website)
  • Turks and Caicos (Junkanoo): December-January

Carnivals in the Diaspora

  • Washington DC, USA: June
  • Houston, USA: June
  • Montreal, Canada (Carifest): July
  • Paris, France (Carnaval Tropical de Paris): early July
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands (Zomer Carnival): July
  • Toronto, Canada (Caribana): July
  • Jersey City, NJ, USA (Jersey City Carnival): last weekend of July
  • Notting Hill London, UK: August (last Monday of Aug)
  • New York, USA (Labor Day): September
  • Miami, USA: October
  • Phoenix, Arizona, USA (Phoenix Caribbean Carnival): End of May

other Carnivals & Festivals

Dates for Lent

  • 2013: 11th & 12th February
  • 2014: 3rd & 4th March
  • 2015: 16th & 17th February
  • 2016: 8th & 9th February
  • 2017: 27th & 28th February