It’s the biggest event of the year: ten full days of colourful costumes, beauty pageants, talent shows, and live music – it’s Antigua Carnival!

Starting July 28 and running through until August 8, our annual emancipation celebration takes over Antigua, offering endless festivities everywhere you look. Carnival offers a complex tapestry of musical styles, weaving together the sounds of many cultures with calypso, soca, steel drum, reggae. Perfect for dancing the night away.

Here are highlights from this year’s carnival: