West Indian American Carnival

West Indian American Carnival

The West Indian American Carnival or NY Carnival is an annual celebration of West Indian culture, held on around the first Monday of September in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City. It is organized by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA).

The main event is the West Indian American Parade (also known as simply the Labor Day Parade), which attracts between one and three million participants. The spectators and participators watch and follow the parade on its route along Eastern Parkway. Some of the Caribbean islands represented in the parade include Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and Grenada, along with some Afro-Panamanians. Mainland Caribbean countries such as Guyana, Suriname, and Belize also participate as well.

NY Carnival includes a Youth Fest, a Brass Fest, a Children’s Carnival, a Panorama Steel Pan Competition, Dimanche Gras, the Grand Parade and countless planned events and neighborhood parties in and around Brooklyn and NY, NY.

The event is finished.


Aug 31 2023 - Sep 04 2023

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Crown Heights - Brooklyn, NY

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