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Grenada Board of Tourism

Carriacou Carnival

Carriacou Carnival encompasses wild and wonderfully expressive street dances, soca frenzy, parade of the bands and a calypso competition that combines rhythm with humorous but stinging social commentary.

This mas involves the recitation of Shakespeare verses, making it a unique highlight and feature of Carriacou’s Carnival that you cannot witness anywhere else in the world. Men dressed in bright colours engage in a battle of words hoping not to fumble on thier lines otherwise surrendering to a stroke of his opponent’s stick.  Take a look at the complete schedule below.

Saturday 23 January 2016
Soca Monarch Semi-Finals: Hillsborough Tennis Court 9pm

Wednesday 27 January 2016
Groovy Monarch Semi-Finals: Hillsborough Tennis Court 9pm

Thursday 4 February 2016
Carnival Downtown: Hillsborough Town Square 7pm

Friday 5 February 2016
Soca Monarch Finals: Hillsborough Tennis Court 9pm

Saturday 6 February 2016
Black Out Fete/Jab Convention: Hillsborough Tennis Court 9pm

Sunday 7 February 2016
Calypso/Groovy Finals: Hillsborough Tennis Court 9pm

Monday 8 February 2016
Jouvert/Ole Mas: Hillsborough Main Street 4am-11am
Parade of the Bands: Hillsborough Main Street 2:30pm
Monday Night Mas: Hillsborough Main Street 9pm

Tuesday 9 February 2016
Shakespeare Mas: Various Villages into Hillsborough 10am
Parade of the Bands/Last Lap: Hillsborough Main Street 3pm

For information on ferry services to Carriacou for Carnival please click here.



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