The annual Carnival season which kicks off in January and culminates in Easter places the spotlight on the capital city Kingston and the resort town of Ocho Rios with special shows featuring local Jamaican and international soca artists. As one of the biggest cultural celebrations of Jamaica, the period features a number of high-energy, fun filled events, from beach parties to breakfast fetes, weekly mas camps to jouvert and finally colourful street parades of costumed revellers and pulsating music. The series kicks off in January and ends with the usual Road March on April 8, 2018. Some of the highlights of the season include: Beach Jouvert, Reveller’s Fete and Road March.
What to Expect
Feel the rhythm of the music as you pack your bags! Get ready for carnival with a firsthand look at Carnival 2017 in Jamaica.
What To Pack: Our resident carnival experts also share their tips and tricks on how to play mas in the Home of All Right. Find out what must-have items you should not leave home without for Road March 2018 on our blog.
Where To Stay
Our busy cosmopolitan Kingston is one-of-a-kind; half exotic jungle, bursting with sunshine, and half thriving business. With plenty to see and do, Kingston is a crash course in the island of All Right. Find your accommodations in Kingston here.
What To Do
Kingston is the cultural district of the island. From the original colonial architecture, to the not-to-be-missed Hope Gardens; this is a city ablaze with unique action, beauty and the spirit of All Right. Here's how to see it all during your trip.
Carnival 2017 Schedule of Events
From weekly mas camp to beach jouvert, pre-mas fetes and more, see the schedule of 2017 Carnival Events here. Stay tuned for the 2018 schedule!
Who To Follow
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- What To Expect
- Where To Stay
- What To Do
- Carnival 2017 Schedule of Events
- Who To Follow