6 Summer Carnivals to Visit in the the Caribbean

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor

Summertime in the Caribbean brings warmer days, the sweetest mangoes, and an array of joyous Carnival celebrations. Whether they’re organized to commemorate independence from Colonial governments; a successful sugarcane harvest; or simply to celebrate national heritage and culture, they have one thing in common. At (at least!) one point during Carnival season, revelers will parade through city streets in elaborate costumes, bursting with joyous abandon. Feel like joining in? We’ve rounded up six Caribbean summertime festivals where you can do just that. Book your tickets now for these fun affairs happening right now and later this summer. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to have a blast. 


Vincy Mas, St Vincent & the Grenadines Billed as the “hottest carnival in the Caribbean,” the 40th installment of the territory-wide party didn’t disappoint, with steel pan performances; the Miss St. Vincent and the Grenadines beauty pageant; and, of course, the traditional dance-until-dawn (and beyond!) Kingstown street party, J’ouvert.

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