This blog post was updated on September 5, 2018.
The “big three” Carnival parades of the western world may be over, but if you missed the fun last week in Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago or (Mardi Gras) New Orleans – or if you just don’t want the fun to end – you’ll be happy to know that Carnival is actually a 12-month-a-year affair.
The most popular Carnival celebrations are pre-Lenten, taking place on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
But there are Carnival celebrations that occur throughout the year across the globe – from the Caribbean, all the way to Europe.
If you plan ahead, you can be a part of them all. Here’s a list of the upcoming Carnival celebrations you don’t want to miss…
Dates: April 27 – May 1
VI Carnival, St. Thomas
Dates: May 4-7, 2011
DC Caribbean Carnival, Washington DC
Dates: June 25-26
Dates: July 29-31
Dates: July 29 – August 3
Notting Hill Carnival, London
Dates: August 26-29
West Indian American Day Carnival, Brooklyn NY
Dates: September 1-5
Dates: October 6-10
St. Kitts Carnival
Dates: December 30, 2011 – January 1, 2012