Antigua and Barbuda is gearing up for what it’s billing as the “Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival.”
This year’s edition of Antigua Carnival will take place from July 27 to Aug. 2, 2022, one of few Caribbean countries that are hosting in-person carnivals this year.
It marks the return of Antigua Carnival after a two-year hiatus amid the pandemic.
“Our 2022 Carnival will feature new routes, new events, and more mechanisms in place for crowd control, to ensure a safe and responsible enjoying of our festivities,” said Roger Perry, the Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Creative Industries and Innovation’s Marketing and Public Relations Manager. “Visitors who have been deprived of Carnival for the last two years, will find a rich, cultural experience when they attend Antigua’s Carnival.”
Officials say demand for the destination remains high.
“With protocols that allow for both the vaccinated and unvaccinated to travel, we are preparing for a boost to the 2022 summer season that will rival our 2019 figures,” said Charmaine Spencer, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s Marketing Consultant for the Caribbean and Latin America.
Carnival opens on July 27, with events each day, from the Calypso Monarch Competition to J’ouvert to the Parade of the Bands.
“There has been lots of interest in the 2022 Carnival and we are also beginning the outreach and planning for 2023,” Perry said.
For more, visit Antigua Carnival.