Caribbean Carnival

Dates 2024

If you ask me, a Caribbean carnival is a once-in-a-lifetime experience which you should not miss.

From Trinidad Carnival in February to Bermuda Gombey Festival in December – each carnival’s unique history, culture, and traditions come alive during different events throughout the year!

Carnivals are the busiest time to visit any island, so book accommodation, your costume package, and flights in advance!

Caribbean Carnivals by month



March (no carnivals)



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November (no carnivals)

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Caribbean carnival calendar

The Caribbean carnival calendar is packed with high-energy celebrations throughout the year. Each of these spectacular carnivals comes with it its own unique flavor, costumes, food, and music! From Trinidad’s world-famous Carnival and Jamaica’s Bacchanal Carnival to Barbados’ Crop Over and St Lucia’s La Rose, there’s no shortage of amazing events!

I have created an overview of carnivals taking place throughout the year to keep you in the loop!

Caribbean Carnivals January 2024

Montserrat Carnival

Start: Dec. 3rd- January 2nd, 2024

Road March: January 1st, 2024

More about Montserrat carnival

Guadeloupe Carnival  

Start: January

Road March: Throughout the months

Guadeloupe carnival starts in January and lasts till March! 

St. Kitts Carnival

Also Known as Sugar Mas

Start: December 15th, 2023

Road March:  January 2nd, 2024



St. Croix Carnival

Road March: January 5th, 2024

More about St. Croix Carnival 


Bahamas Junkanoo Festival

Start: January 10th, 2024

End: January 14th, 2024

Junkanoo in Nassau
Kaya at Trinidad carnival

Caribbean Carnivals in February 2024

Trinidad Carnival

“The biggest show on earth”

Start: February 7th

Road March: February 14th

More Info

Dominica Carnival

Start: January 14th

Road March: February 16th

About Domicia carnival 


Carriacou & Petite Martinique Carnival

Also known as Kayak Mas

Start: February 16th

Road March: February 21st

More about the Carriacou Carnival 


Dominica Carnival

also known as “Mas Dominik”

Road March: February 12th and 13th

More Info 



Start: November

Parade: February 12th, 2024

More about carnival in Aruba


Bonaire Carnival

Start: February

Parade: March 4th

More about Bonaire Carnival 


Guadeloupe Carnival

Start: January

Parade: Throughout the months

Guadeloupe carnival starts in January and lasts till March! 


Start: January 6th

Parade: February 17th

More about Curaco carnival 

Martinique Carnival

Start: February 11th

Parade: February 14th


Caribbean Carnivals in April 2024

Carnival in Jamaica

Start: April 3rd, 2024

Road March: April 7th, 2024

About my carnival experience in Jamaica

Carnival in St. John

Start: April 28th

Parade: May 5th

Carnival in St. Marteen/ St Martin

Start: March

Parade: April 30th

Me at carnival in Jamaica

Caribbean carnivals in May 2024

Bahamas Carnival

Start: May 18th

Road March: May 21st, 2024


Caribbean Carnivals in July 2024

Cayman Islands

also known as Caymas

Start: June 28th

Road March: July 1st

More about Caymas


St. John

Start: tbd

Road March: tbd

More Info

St. Vincent

Also known as Vincy Mas

Start: June 28th, 2023

Road March: July 10th, 2023

More about Vincy Mas

St. Lucia

Start: July 12th

Road March: July 17th

More about the Saint Lucia carnival 



Start: July

Parade: July, 28th

St. Eustatius 

Start: Last week of July

Parade: Beginning of August


Caribbean carnivals in August 2024

Barbados Carnival

Also known as Crop-Over or Kadooment

Road March: August 4th 2024

More about Crop-cover


Grenada Carnival

Also known as Spice Mas

Road March: August 12th & 13th 2024

More about Spicemas


Antigua & Barbuda Carnival:

Road March: July 23rd 2024

More about the Barbuda Carnival


Caribbean Carnivals in October 2024


Start: October 27th, 2023

Road March: October 29th, 2023

More about Tobago Carnival

Me at Tobago carnival

Need practical carnival tips?

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