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Date(s) - 05/24/2015 - 05/25/2015
12:00 am

Festival Field at Orlando Citrus Bowl


Register This year with Bol Face Productions. Check out their costumes on their website.

About Orlando Carnival

Carnival festivals are celebrated around the world throughout the year. The Orlando Carnival occurs each year on the fourth Sunday in May, during the Memorial Day weekend. The Carnival is hosted by the Orlando Carnival Cultural Association, in concert with local band leaders who bring masquerade troupes to entertain the masses during the annual street parade.

In Orlando, our Carnival history began with Johnson Gilbert’s dream to bring Carnival to Orlando. Later, Memorial Day Weekend hosted Orlando’s first Caribbean Carnival in 1987. Johnson and other Orlando residents (Mark Modeste, Gloria Chandler and Tina Stubbs, to name a few) generated a ‘big carnival party’ in the Fairgrounds and the Carnival fame rose gradually with each year.

Today, Orlando Carnival leads a street parade with costumed masqueraders, steel band music, soca, reggae and calypso, with ethnic foods, arts & crafts souvenirs, DJs and live entertainment in the park.

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