Carnival 2011 celebrates our multi-cultured city this summer through the theme of 'Journeys', with a parade and global village featuring carnival traditions from around the world. The vibrant carnival parade, bursting with spectacular costumes, dancers and drummers, will set off from York House at 12 noon and wind its way along the riverside to the Carnival Village in the grounds of Orleans House Gallery. Join the crowds dancing to traditional steel pans and the carnival sound system playing everything from Samba to Soca.
The Carnival village will showcase the best in traditional music and dance from around the world, along with a craft bazaar, performance workshops, arts activities and a vast array of global food and drink for sale. This annual event is free to attend and is guaranteed to be fun for all the family!