Costumes, music, jab jabs, parties, tradition and more! An authentic Spicemas experience awaits with this Grenada Carnival package with Caribbean Horizons.

Carnival Package Highlights

  • Choose from Carriacou Carnival (Feb/Mar) and Grenada Carnival (Aug)
  • Fully bespoke carnival package based on your interests
  • Join a ‘mas band’ to participate in the street parades wearing a costume
  • Attend parties, concerts, beauty pageants, party cruises, street parades and more
  • All tickets and transport arranged for you
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Full Tour Description

The tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique offers two carnivals, so you’ve got double the chance to revel in the festivities, depending on when you visit. Each island offers different traditions and events, but both guarantee an unforgettable cultural experience.

Carriacou Carnival Package

Carnival in Carriacou takes place just before the start of Lent, in late February or early March. Witness the unique Shakespeare Mas, where brightly dressed Pierrots engage in a battle of wits quoting lines from the Bard himself. Colourful street parades through the main town Hillsborough and open-air soca concerts complete the experience.

Grenada Carnival Package

On the mainland, Grenada’s Spicemas Carnival is held the second weekend in August. The build-up includes soca concerts in the national stadium, a beauty pageant to crown the ‘Carnival Queen’, and lots of parties, day and night – both at sea (party cruises) and on land. The highlight for many is J’ouvert, when thousands take to the streets covered in colourful paint and black oil, including the famous Jab Jabs. Then Monday Night Mas is a spectacle of light as revellers parade through the streets with glowing lights. The following day, glow sticks are swapped for feathers and sequins, as lavish costumes are paraded through the streets of St. George’s, all to the beat of pulsating soca music.

Carnival in Grenada and Carriacou is a unique and vibrant experience and an authentic display of our culture, traditions and national pride. To party with locals and experience Grenada Carnival like an insider, Caribbean Horizons can create a bespoke Grenada or Carriacou carnival package – arranging tickets, transport and guides for the events that you’re interested in. Contact us today to find out more and start planning your memorable Grenada or Carriacou carnival experience

Things to note:

  • Group tour with minimum 2 pax
  • Transport and tickets to shows arranged in advance
  • Local guide available on request
  • Start times for shows often differ from published times
  • Requires fitness for walking / dancing
  • Wear appropriate, comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • A secure money pack recommended
  • Bring sunblock, insect repellent, sunglasses, camera, and cash for refreshments and gratuities
  • Leave jewellery and valuables behind
  • Guests are required to sign a disclaimer

Carnival Events in Grenada in August

EventsVenue
Jab Jab FestQuarantine Point
Childrens Carnival FrolicTanteen
Tallpree SundayVendome, St. George’s
Jab Jab VillageMorne Delise, St. David’s
Beach JamGrand Anse Beach
Pree DayNational Stadium
Tabanka WednesdayShy’s Bar, Diamond Street, Victoria, St. Mark’s
National Queen ShowTBC
SMC/LIME Groovy & Soca MonarchTBC
Summer Crew Bikini CruiseRum Rhunner
SMC PanoramaTBC
SMC Dimanche GrasNational Stadium
SMC J’ouvertIsland Wide
SMC Pageant Mas, King and Queen of the BandsIsland Wide
SMC Monday Night MasIsland Wide
SMC Parade of the BandsIsland Wide
Saunters/St. David’s JouvertSaunters and St. David’s
SMC Prize giving ceremonyNational Stadium