J'Ouvert Morning starts at 4am July 18th

The St.Lucia Carnival parades July 18th - 19th 2016 starting from the Choc Roundabout to the Castries City center.
St.Lucia Carnival 2016.. The Red Rebellion Carnival Band, often referred to as ‘Red’ or Red Carnival, is a subsidiary of Red Unlimited Inc. Red Carnival is best described as a party band with two distinguishing features - attracting Revelers with Energy to Dazzle spectators.... More
The eagerly awaited St.Lucia Carnival Calypso Monarch Finals are on 16th July 2016 at The Beausejour Cricket grounds, Gros Islet.
Ten Calypsonians will be chasing the title.
It is a common assumption that carnival traditions were brought to colonies in the New World by Europeans. It is partly true of course, but the inspiration flowed even stronger from another part of the world. When looking at today’s street carnivals it is quite clear that ancient African traditions have had a very strong influence. The history of the carnival can be viewed from different angles, but one thing is sure: it is a result of a cross-cultural exchange that started centuries ago.

The Saint Lucian Carnival is a colourful extravaganza of sight and sound. One of the social highlights on the St.Lucian Calendar, with visitors from all over the world enjoying the celbrations. It is easy to tell the coming of Carnival, It starts with the rehearshing of Steel bands, Soca music fills the airwaves and Mas Camps are busy getting organised and designing their costumes.

Carnival event highlights include the Carnival Calypso Competition; crowning of the Carnival King and Queen; the Soca Monarch competition; the Junior Carnival celebration, the Panorama steel band competition; the comedic Ole Mas performances; and nightly traditional J'Ouvert Jam activities.

Jour Ouvert is a wild affair. The city of Castries is transformed into one large street party, where music and dancing are the order of the day.

On the final day all Mas bands parade through the streets of Castries and then on to Mindoo Phillip Park for judging. After which, carnival ends in numerous ‘Last Lap’ circuits round the city. Make St Lucia your Carnival Destination. Come to St.Lucia and enjoy the St.Lucia Carnival 2016 this holiday period.
  • National Cultural Centre

    National Cultural Centre

    Groovy Soca Preliminary: July 1st 2016 - 5:00pm

    Party Soca Preliminary: July 1st 2016 - 6:00pm

    Carnival Queen Pageant: July 2nd 2016 - 8:00pm

    Calypso Semi Final: July 3rd 2016 - 3:00pm

    Intercommercial Calypso: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 21:00

    King and Queen of the Bands: July 14th 2016 - 8:00pm

  • Castries City Circuit

    Castries City Circuit

    "We Ting" Kids Line Jam: July 2nd 2016 - 2:00am

    J'Ouvert: July 18th 2016 - 4:00am

    Parade of the Bands: July 18th 2016 - 10:00am

    Carnival Pageant: July 19th 2016 - 11:00pm

  • Samaans Park

    Samaans Park

    Carnival Launch: May 15th 2016 - 4:00pm

    Wet Fete: June 26th 2016 - 2:00pm

  • Derek Walcott Square

    Derek Walcott Square

  • William Peter Boulevard

    William Peter Boulevard

    Junior Carnival: July 10th 2016 - 2:00pm

  • Gaiety


    Outrageous Sexy in Black: July 15th 2016 - 9:00pm

    Jab Jab Fete: July 17th 2016 - 10:00pm

  • Beausejour

    Beausejour Cricket Ground

    Panorama: July 15th 2016 - 7:00pm

    Calypso Monarch Final: July 16th 2016 - 8:00pm

    Groovy Monarch Final: July 17th 2016 - 8:30pm

    Power Soca Final: July 17th 2016 - 10:00pm

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2016 St.Lucia Carnival Launch

Info: The official launch of St.Lucia Carnival 2016 where local Artistes, Calypsonians, Carnival Bands and steel pan entertain the crowds for the opening of St.Lucia Carnival. Calypsonians sing their latest tracks and Carnival Bands introduce their spectacular costume designs to the public.

Date: May 15th 2016

Time: 4:00pm

Venue: Samaans Park

2016 St.Lucia Carnival Queen Pageant

Info: The finals and Crowning of Miss St.Lucia Carnival 2015. The contestants vieing for this coveted title have to delicately maneuver through four segments, Swimsuit, talent, eveningwear and interview. Family and friends are in attendance to cheer on and support their chosen contestant. An extremely entertaining evening.

Date: 2nd July 2016

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: National Cultural Center

2015 Winner Yvana David

2016 St.Lucia Junior Carnival

Info: St.Lucia's younger generation get the opportunity to showcase their talents and costumes for St.Lucia Carnival. A very entertaining afternoon for everyone

Date: July 10th 2016

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: William Peter Boulevard

Junior Band of the Year Just us kids.

2016 St.Lucia Carnival King & Queen of The Bands

Info: The Kings and Queens of the Band are the individuals who wear the largest and most extravagant costumes, often requiring helpers to maneuver the costumes through the streets and on stage. This requires skill, energy and plenty of talent for those involved.

Date: July 14th 2016

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: National Cultural Center

2016 St.Lucia Carnival - Panorama

Info: Steel bands play an important part in calypso music and are a feature of carnival parades in St.Lucia.

Date: July 15th 2016

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Beausejour Cricket Grounds

2016 St.Lucia Carnival Calypso Monarch Finals

Info: One of the main Highlights of the St.Lucia Carnival Season is the eagerly awaited Calypso Monarch Finals. A very exciting, fun and entertaining evening, don't miss it.

Date: 16th July 2016

Time: 8:30pm

Venue: Beausejour Cricket Grounds

2015 Winner: Wulstan Alfred, 'Walleigh'

2016 St.Lucia Carnival - J'ouvert

Info: Get the body paint out and get ready for J'ouvert..Revellers are out early for St.Lucia Carnival J'ouvert. It starts at 4:00am through the City of Castries. Nothing to wear? Not a problem, just cover yourself with mud or body paint and you'll blend in the festivities just fine. A riotious affair, drinking and dancing through the streets of Castries.

Date: 18th July 2016

Time: 4:00am

Venue: Castries City

2015 J'ouvert Band of the Year Back In Time Inc 'The Game We Play'.

2016 St.Lucia Carnival Parade of The Bands

Info: The Grand Finale of St.Lucia Carnival 2015 takes place with the Parade of bands and the Carnival Pageant. All the bands parade through the streets of Castries in an exciting and fun filled atmosphere.

Date: July 18th - 19th 2016

Time: 10:00am

Venue: Choc Roundabout to Castries City Center

2015 Band of the Year Tribe of Twel 'Amerindia Legacy of the Aztecs' .
2015 Section of the Year Tribe of Twel

  Private Tours, Diving/Snorkel Boat for groups, families and singles along The St.Lucia coastline. Enjoy a tour of St.Lucia from the sea, during the 2015 St.Lucia Carnival.

Carnival Boat from Soufriere to Castries Carnival venue. Boat can pick you up from Sugar Beach and Soufriere Town dock.
  Auberge Seraphine is a quaint St. Lucia Hotel located in Castries on the northwest coast of the island. It is very conveneintly located to the Capital City of Castries as well as the local airport, Duty Free Pointe Seraphine and LaPlace Carenage Malls.

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