The vibrant city of Orlando is a vacation gem promising multiple thrills and activities. The Orlando Carnival Downtown is one of the city’s most epic attractions, featuring parties, pageantry, and culinary delicacies from numerous Caribbean nations, including Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad & Tobago. Here’s more on this lively event.

What Is Orlando Carnival Downtown?

The famous Orlando Carnival Downtown is an annual three-day party in Tinker Field Camping World Stadium and Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. The event brings together multiple performers in buzzing displays of costumes, offering a mesmerizing experience of Caribbean culture. The party features pulsating reggae, soca, and calypso, with diverse crafts and cuisine from the Caribbean.

When Is It Taking Place?

2024’s event will take place from May 24th to May 26th, offering ample fun and excitement as people gather to celebrate rich Caribbean culture.

What Can You Expect?

The event spans three days, each featuring unique activities.

Friday, May 24th

Day one starts with the Carnival on the Runway at Camping World’s East Lounge from 6 PM to 11 PM. The ‘Red Carpet’ event features Carnival costumes from fashion students and upcoming and established international designers in a festive ambiance celebrating creative freedom. Experience the creative glamor of some of the best fashion minds as they showcase their design prowess, with the winning costume taking home a $3,000 cash reward. Tickets for Friday’s Carnival on the Runway cost $40 to $75.

Saturday, May 25th

Saturday features Soca Anthropology – Back In Time Lime, a multicultural commemoration showcasing the robust diversity of America’s Caribbean community. The day offers an action-packed outdoor event with numerous performances, including tassa drums, fire-breathing, African drums, stick-fighting, and Calypso dances. Spoken-word artists showcase their talents as you enjoy excellent Caribbean cuisine, including conch salads, roti, jerk, and jerk from gourmet food trucks and local vendors. The event will take place at The Dr. Phillips Perming Arts Center, with tickets going for $40. Saturday also features the Orlando Carnival Downtown ‘Jouvert’ with performances from several big-name DJs, including DJ Spider, DJ Fresh, and DJ Chan Llt delivering non-stop entertainment. Tickets cost between $45 and $155, giving you access to a mobile bar serving unlimited premium drinks, breakfast, unlimited paint & powder, and a unique goodie bag containing all Jouvert Essentials. The Orlando Carnival Downtown ‘Jouvert’ starts at 8 AM to 2 PM, followed by the Soca Anthropology – Back In Time Lime from 6 PM to 11 PM.

Sunday, May 26th

The event climaxes on Sunday with the Orlando Carnival Downtown at Camping World Stadium. The festivities begin at 11 AM, featuring lively performers in colorful costumes and pulsating music. An eye-catching parade of performers in diverse costumes fills the streets, creating an energetic procession of song and dance as people gather to celebrate and embrace the rich Caribbean culture and delicious cuisine. The performances also include vibrant floats, adding to the eye-catching spectacle. Sunday’s Orlando Carnival Downtown tickets range from $ 40 to $75.

Looking to Participate?

The Orlando Carnival Downtown is open to numerous participants, including corporations, non-profit walkers, political candidates, student groups, and dance groups. Head to the official website to access the Parade Participation & Registration form. The event also offers ample business opportunities if you’re looking to cash in. To register yourself or your business, review the vendor agreement and complete the application on the official website to secure your spot.

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