List of all Carnivals in the USA

Here’s a list of Caribbean carnivals in the USA.

  1. Atlanta Carnival Atlanta, Georgia — Last weekend in May, usually falls on Memorial Day weekend
  2. Austin, Texas — Carnaval Brasileiro, February 3
  3. Baltimore, Maryland — Baltimore Caribbean-American Festival held every July in Clifton Park neighborhood in Baltimore.
  4. Boston, Massachusetts — last Saturday in August, Dorchester, Massachusetts
  5. Cambridge, Massachusetts — Cambridge Carnival International, Sunday following Labor Day — Held in Kendall Square
  6. Chicago, Illinois — Windy City Carnival formerly Chicago CARIFETE, third Saturday in August, on the Midway Plaisance in the confines of the University of Chicago Campus. (
  7. Dallas Carnival – Typically held the 3rd week in September
  8. Miami Broward Caribbean Carnival  Miami, FL — the second weekend in October, Columbus Day weekend.
  9. Houston, Texas — usually the weekend around Fourth of July. For 2017, the Ultimate Mega Fest (UMF) kicks off the Houston Caribbean festival season with soca, reggae, chutney, and Latin music.
  10. Jersey City, New Jersey — the fourth Saturday of July from Lincoln Park (Jersey City) parade route leading to the Festival at Exchange Place.
  11. Las Vegas, Nevada — Las Vegas Latin Caribfest —last weekend in October (
  12. Long Island, New York — weekend after Labor Day Carnival — Held in Hempstead
  13. Los Angeles, California — Hollywood Carnival, Parade of the Bands, fourth weekend of June.
  14. Madison, Wisconsin — Handphibians Carnaval!, Every year close to Brazilian Carnaval. February 24/25 in 2017.
  15. Minneapolis, Minnesota — CARIFEST — usually held the fourth weekend of July along West River Road right next to the Mississippi River. (
  16. New Orleans, Louisiana — in November, the bayou Bacchanal is held on the first Saturday in downtown and Armstrong Park. The last full weekend of June, the NOLA Caribbean Festival host 7 events in 4 days including pre-parties, pool-parties, parades, and a Caribbean festival with music, food and crafts from all over the Caribbean.
  17. New York, New York — Labor Day Carnival — held in Brooklyn, along Eastern Parkway, with over 2.3 million visitors annually
  18. Orlando, Florida — usually held the last weekend in May, which is typically Memorial Day weekend. Most recently been held at the Citrus Bowl.
  19. Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina CaribMask  usually held on the third Saturday in August.
  20. San Francisco, California —  Carnaval San Francisco — last weekend in May, usually falls on Memorial Day weekend
  21. Seattle, Washington — Pioneer Square, annual Fat Tuesday celebration.
  22. Tacoma, Washington — PLU campus Carnival, near Fat Tuesday
  23. Tampa, Florida — usually held the beginning of June in St. Petersburg, Florida (Greater Tampa Bay Area) at Vinoy Park. Recently moved for 2011 to Raymond James Stadium.
  24. Norfolk, Virginia — Virginia CaribFest, (2nd weekend in July)
  25. Washington, D.C. — DC Caribbean Festival,usually between June 16–24 every year.
  26. Worcester, Massachusetts — Worcester Caribbean American Carnival, The day after Boston, MA Carnival.
  27. Charleston Carifest, Charleston, South Carolina — usually after Spoleto around the third weekend in June. This Carnival celebration is held in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month. .

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