Atlanta Caribbean Carnival 2018 May 26-27 – Downtown Atlanta

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Published on May 24, 2018 with No Comments

On Memorial Day weekend 2018, Atlanta Caribbean Carnival will celebrate 31 years going strong.  Of course, there will be many events taking place on Atlanta Carnival Weekend.  Details listed here are for the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival (Downtown Atlanta).

ACCBA Parade Saturday May 26th, 2018 12pm – 3pm

Parade Route:

  • Parade assembles on Baker St – East of Piedmont Ave.

  • Parade moves off at 12 noon SHARP east along Baker St, which turns into Baker-Highland Connector (NOTE: Parade will be going down a wrong-way street)

  • LEFT on Central Park Pl NE to Linden Ave

  • Parade will disband on Linden Ave into Central Park



In 1987, a diverse group representing several Caribbean islands came together to familiarize the metro Atlanta community with Caribbean culture through the presentation of a West Indian style carnival. The first Caribbean Carnival in Atlanta was held in 1988 and became the official kick-off of the U.S. carnival season and brought thousands of visitors to metro Atlanta for Memorial Day weekend. The events surrounding Atlanta Carnival became a mainstay on the calendars of West Indians from all over the world.

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