Planning Grenada Carnival Guide 2023

Grenada’s Carnival, better known as Spicemas, is a 10-day celebration with monarch competitions, great food, fetes, jab and pageantry. This celebration concludes with two days of parades – jouvert and pretty mas. Prepare yourself for minimal to no sleep!

The parades take place on August 14 & 15, 2023


Grenada is accessible by plane, fly into Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND). Flights get expensive really quickly so make sure you set your alerts.


Most of the major Spicemas events happen in St. George. However, there are quite a few amazing events that happen outside of this parish as well.  It is advised that visitors rent a vehicle, hire a designated taxi driver during their stay or use the local ride share app – HaylUp


You cannot have carnival without fetes. Grenada offers many fete types for revelers. When I asked around these fetes came highly recommended:

  • C4 Promotions House Party : It’s a modern twist to the old school house parties that we used to rock! There’s limited space but those interested can register to be on the exclusive guest list at
  • Preeday 
  • Soca Monarch : The National Stadium comes alive on Carivan Friday for Soca Monarch.  Watch the top Grenadian soca artistes battle for the coveted titles of Groovy and Power Soca Monarchs. 
  • C4 Promotions Rum Boat : This is an all inclusive breakfast boatride that starts off the festivities on Carnival Saturday. Top DJs and performers keep the vibe on lock while we party on the open seas. 
Sandals Grenada


You can find relatively affordable costumes at Spicemas. Vibe Mas Carnival for example has backline costumes starting from $460usd. Here is a list of bands to choose from:


While you’re there for Spicemas, make some time to see Grenada. There is something for everyone. If you’re into outdoor adventures, you can visit the underwater sculpture park, try a hash (trail running in the mountains) with the Grenada Hash House Harriers, water tube with your friends or visit one of the many waterfalls. For the culture lover, there are some historical sites, great food, fun bars and some of the best beaches in the Caribbean at your disposal.

Have more questions? Ask me in the comments below!

Yours in Mas, 

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6 thoughts on “Planning Grenada Carnival Guide 2023

    1. secure your flight & accommodations; pick a band (if you are doing pretty mas – most bands include jouvert & monday night mas) pick fetes; secure a cab driver.

  1. Hey girl heyyyyyy! Just wanted to forewarn my fellow masqueraders to **NOT** join X’Nova. They (along with one of their section leaders Kim from Hot Flex Promo) scammed everyone in 2019. We were lied to about the progress of our costumes, distribution was a MESS, and we were left empty handed (their IG comments are still hidden – almost 4 years later LOL). We were luckily accommodated last minute by another band and our credit card companies refunded us, but save yourself the headache and do not go with them! 🙂

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