Now in its 45th year this annual event continues to draw mega-crowds from all over the world. It brings in a conservative estimate of over $300 million to New York City’s coffers. This is remarkable because the organization that puts on this spectacular shindig, the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), is a non-profit entity dedicated to promoting and preserving the culture of the Caribbean Diaspora in New York. The best part about the festivities is that you don’t have to be West Indian or from the Caribbean to partake in all the fun! .
In fact, the annual Carnival Festival is now the largest outdoor Summer event in North America drawing over 4 million people to the 3-mile strip along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. But the Festival starts a week before this event with daily and nightly events at the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum. So come join us AUGUST 30 to SEPTEMBER 3RD and Experience A TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN in New York!!
This year is very significant because in recognition of both Trinidad/Tobago and Jamaica celebrating 50 years of Independence, New York will have the best of reggae and soca with Mr. Vegas and Machel Montano HD taking part in the festivities. You don’t want to miss this year’s Carnival people!!!
OFFICIAL EVENTS (click link for details)
AUGUST 30 – Official Kick-off – Mas, Mas & More Mas
AUGUST 31 – Stay in School Concert (daytime)
Brass Fest – SOCA MADNESS Featuring Machel Montano HD!
SEPTEMBER 1 – Junior Carnival Parade
Panorama (steel pan competition)
SEPTEMBER 2 – Dimanche Gras Show
SEPTEMBER 3 – WIADCA Labor Day Carnival Parade on Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY