We have a good one for you, a local carnival (and much more cost effective) – DC Carnival festivities start in late June prior to the actual parade. Beginning June 20th weekend, there are several events happening in the DMV area. Some of the most notable events is the Hookie Pool Party and Lion’s Pride Jouvert. Hookie Pool Party is celebrating it’s 5th year and always sells out. Last year the party was live and we definitely encourage you to “duck work” for the day.
JUNE 20 – Islands in the Sun @ Boyds, MD – Purchase tickets here
JUNE 24 – Carnival Launch Happy Hour @ Bar 7 – RSVP here
JUNE 25 – Relapse Therapy @ The Brixton – Free event
JUNE 26 – Hookie Pool Party @ Capitol Skyline Hotel – Purchase tickets here
JUNE 26 – Ultra Glow @ Bliss Night Club – Purchase tickets here
JUNE 27 – XEN Live featuring Bunji Garlin @ Howard Theatre – Purchase tickets here
JUNE 27 – Lion’s Pride Jouvert – Purchase tickets here
JUNE 27 – Sunset Cooler Fete @ Cooler Grounds – Purchase tickets here
JUNE 28 – Cool Down Appreciation Party @ Eden Rooftop – RSVP here
JUNE 28 – Amnesia Boat Ride in Alexandria, VA – Purchase tickets here
DC Caribbean Carnival is an annual Caribbean style parade and festival designed to encourage cross-cultural programs within the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area community in the expansion of Caribbean culture, and to educate youths and adults in Caribbean arts, crafts and culture. Now combined with Baltimore’s celebration the carnival will take place on Saturday July 11, 2015, the Parade starts at Noon at 900 E 33rd Street, travels along Alameda Street to St. Lo Drive. The Festival continues at Lake Clifton Park until 10:00 pm; $10 entrance fee. On Sunday July 12, 2015 the Festival continues from Noon to 9:00 pm featuring entertainment, food and crafts. Admission: $15.00 per person.
There are several bands to register with if you want to play mas in the Baltimore/Washington parade. If you need carnival boots please check out Bacchanal Footwear. We have worked with them before and our boots lasted the whole time on the road. They’re definitely a needed accessory for your costume.
- Richard’s Carnival
- Vice Carnival
- Spice Revelers
Yours in Mas