Carnival In Jamaica Is The Ultimate Bucket List Of Cultural Experiences


Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB

Release Date

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


KINGSTON, JAMAICA – April 16, 2019 – The 2019 Carnival season in Jamaica officially kicked-off last month, but the party has only begun! With the Road March on Carnival Sunday, April 28 less than a month away, the excitement and anticipation are quickly building as this year’s participating bands prepare for the hottest events of the season. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience Carnival in the capital city Kingston, Ocho Rios and Port Antonio. Join Bacchanal JamaicaOne World RebellionXaymaca Internationaland Xodus Carnival as they light up the Island with a line-up of unforgettable events.

“Carnival season is one of the most exciting and culturally immersive times to visit Jamaica,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Travelers come to the Island for this one-of-a-kind experience and are immediately drawn to all that it has to offer. The activities for this season have increased and we are eager to host new revelers for all of the upcoming celebrations.”

While many Carnival events are taking place in Kingston, there are plenty of festivities happening across the island including the annual Ocho Rios Carnival on Easter Monday, April 22. The day starts as early as 10 AM with the carnival village at the Ocean Village Plaza on Main Street, where visitors can enjoy a food court, a mini kid’s village and booths with Carnival merchandise. The road march, ending at Turtle River Park, will see five bands: Maroons, Tainos, Arawaks, Soca Junkies and Red Ants.

Carnival Week 2019 Highlights include:

Saturday, April 20

Frenchmen Rise Up Breakfast Party – Pearly Beach, Ocho Rios

Bacchanal Jamaica Beach J’Ouvert – Grizzlys Plantation Cove, Ocho Rios 

Sunday, April 21

Marbana – Frenchman’s Cove Resort, Port Antonio

Monday, April 22

Dusk – Kingston Waterfront, Downtown Kingston

Tuesday, April 23

Soca By Di Tree – 52 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 

Wednesday, April 24

Beach Wear Cooler Fete – D Shore Pagge Beach, St. Mary

I Love Soca Jamaica – Sabina Park, Kingston 

Thursday, April 25

Xodus Tailget – National Stadium Car Park, Kingston

Friday, April 26

Bacchanal Jamaica – Bacchanal J’Ouvert, Mas Camp Village, Kingston

Saturday, April 27

Caesar’s Army A.M.BUSH JA, Kingston

Vybe Jamaica – Coolers & Cocktails, Hope Gardens, Kingston

Sunday, April 28

ROAD MARCH – Parade of the Bands, Kingston

Monday, April 29

Xaymaca Cool Down Lyme – Fort Clarence Beach, Kingston

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