DC Hookie Carnival Weekend June 21-24, 2018

If you consider yourself a carnival chaser or would like to experience a low-cost fete weekend, then Hookie Carnival Weekend will satisfy you. Washington DC’s carnival departed a few years ago and moved to Baltimore. If you’re familiar with the DMV area, not many people are willing to take that mini road trip out to Baltimore TO THEN drive back to DC. (THAT’S CANCELLED).

Read the Hookie DC 2019 Guide 

Our friends at Hookie Life  have THE CURE. The Hookie Carnival weekend kicks off with a free fete, Release Therapy on Thursday, June 21. On Carnival Friday, Hookie wows us with their annual pool party “duck work” type event  where not only people in the DMV play hookie from work, but several visitors from surrounding cities like Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Philly and Connecticut are in attendance.

“Feeling a tabanca? Missing the road? Need some soca, paint, and powder in your life? Well fear not because Hookie Weekend returns to the DMV from June 21-24, 2018. A complete carnival experience; Hookie Weekend provides everything you need to get your carnival fix this summer”

Not only will there be amazing parties, but J’ouvert and a carnival like event will also take place. Hookie will provide their patrons with a J’ouvert on Saturday morning, where they can jam down low and get stink and dutty.


The entire weekend will come full circle with their new event, “Riddim and Road”. You’re allowed to wear a previous carnival’s costume or register for one and come join in the fun. Drinks, riddim and road will be provided. Read about my experience last year. 

Hookie Carnival Riddim and Road

So plan to stay a whole weekend if you visit.  Tickets are now on sale.

June 21

9PM – Release Therapy – Free Event

June 22

12PM – Hookie Pool Party – Purchase tickets here

June 23

7AM – Lion’s Pride J’Ouvert –  Purchase tickets here 

1PM – Soca Loca – Purchase tickets here 

5PM – Shine DC – Purchase tickets here

June 24

12PM – Riddim and Road – Purchase tickets here 


Yours in Mas,

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12 thoughts on “DC Hookie Carnival Weekend June 21-24, 2018

      1. Hey I’m planning to come for Baltimore carnival mid July. Any info on that or where can I look up fetes for that weekend?

  1. Hookie Locations

    Hookie DC – RFK 2400 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Shine – Karma Night Club – 2221 Adams Pl NE, Washington, DC 20018
    Rosecroft Raceway 6336 Rosecroft Dr, Fort Washington, MD 20744

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