Atlanta Caribbean Carnival, hosted by the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders
Association, is quickly becoming one of the most talked about Carnivals in the
United States. The caribbean celebration, started in 1987 is conducted in the heart of Atlanta, the largest city in the Southeastern United States, every Memorial Day Weekend. Attracting visitors from all the United States, as well as, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean, the carnival is a world recognized event.
Atlanta Carnival in its 31 years has succeeded in attracting many major sponsors, such as Coca Cola, Air Jamaica, Heineken, Guinness, Chrysler and many more. The entertainment is non-stop with bands and artists coming from all around the world.
This year, the 31st year, the Caribbean Parade in StoneCrest Mall promises to be a spectacle like no other. The parade features live performances from a diverse group of artists representing the Caribbean and Latin America with music such as soca, reggae, calypso, jazz, and more. There are vendors selling all types of Caribbean paraphernalia, including shirts, flags, CD's, art pieces, and lots more.
The air is filled with the sweet smell of Caribbean and Latin flavors. There is food
everywhere. Foods such as escovitch fish, jerk chicken, curry goat, roti, and much more.
With all this and more, the Atlanta Carnival is a litany of entertainment, food,
and culture whose time has come.