Antigua Carnival Gets Underway & What's On
ANTIGUA CARNIVAL GETS UNDERWAY
Photo courtesy: Annetta Jackson, The Cotton Tree 

Carnival fever grips the island as The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival gets underway with the irresistible rhythms of Village Iron Bands from 8pm tonight through the streets of St. John's. Hot on the heels of the bands is the much anticipated Opening Parade with a spectacle of colours, costumes, and music traversing the city on Friday, July 27th at 3pm, followed by the Opening Ceremony & ECAB Junior Party Monarch Competition starting at 7pm in Carnival City (ARG).

Witness nonstop fetes and street parties with contagious music, sexy costumes, revelry, and performing arts like you’ve never seen before
from July 27th - August 7th. Whether you live here or you’re visiting our beautiful island, don’t miss the carnival celebrations.

Stay tuned to our What's On guide for more exciting events.
OFFICIAL CARNIVAL EVENTS
IRON BAND JAM
Village Iron Bands kicks off the festivities through St. John's at 8pm tonight
CARNIVAL OPENING PARADE
Antigua Carnival commences with a stunning street parade on Friday at 3pm
JUNIOR PARTY MONARCH
Watch the youths perform in the Groovy & Jumpy segments on Friday, 7pm at ARG
T-SHIRT MAS
Watch the revelers jump through the streets of St. John's on Saturday at 3pm
JAYCEES QUEEN SHOW
Delegates from various countries compete for the title on Sunday at ARG
MR. & MISS TEENAGE PAGEANT
Youths from secondary schools will compete for the title on Monday at ARG
DRUESDAY
Get down to tunes by Ricardo Drue and other artistes on Tuesday, 8pm at ARG
JR. CALYPSO MONARCH
The Junior Calypsonians vie for the coveted title on Wednesday at ARG, 7pm
LIAT CARIBBEAN MELTING POT
A slew of Caribbean artists hit the stage for a night of live music on 2/8
CALYPSO MONARCH COMPETITION
Calypsonians battle for the Calypso Monarch crown at the ARG on 3/8
PANORAMA COMPETITION
Sweet steel pan as the island's best bands compete on 4/8
PARTY MONARCH COMPETITION
Groovy and Jumpy Monarch titles are up for grabs on 5/8
J'OUVERT & CARNIVAL MONDAY
J'Ouvert kicks off Carnival Monday on 6/8, followed by the judging of the bands
CARNIVAL TUESDAY & LAST LAP
The bands parade through St. John's with Last Lap starting at 7pm, on 7/8
UNOFFICIAL CARNIVAL EVENTS
FINAL JAM SESSION
Don't miss the performances by Ricardo Drue and Red Hot Flames on 26/7
HASH #721
Get into carnival mode as it's going to be a street party on 28/7 from Cafe Shattoo
TEASE: THE CARNIVAL DAY FETE
Get your sexiest swimwear ready for the pool and beach party on 30/7 at Papa's
COLOUR PARTY & STREET JAM
Super Ray out of Guyana turn up the carnival vibes on 4/8 at Paradise Cafe
WHAT'S HOT
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THURSDAY
ASHER OTTO & ITCHYFEET LIVE
Have an enjoyable night with drinks & great tunes, 8pm at Sottovento
BINGO NIGHT
Regular games, jackpots and progressive with up to $1,000 prize at King's Casino
SUNSET PARTY & PIG ROAST
Great food and music by Halcyon Steel Orchestra, 5:30pm at Shirley Heights
KARAOKE COMPETITION FINALS
The sing-off with EC$1,000 up for grabs is set for 8pm at BeachLimerz
FRIDAY
2-4-1 FOOD & DRINKS SPECIAL
Tantalizing food, cooling drinks and tunes by DJ Denny, 4:30pm at Castaways
FULL MOON BONFIRE BEACH PARTY
Hang out around the bonfire with friends, nibbles, crafted cocktails & music at Ana's
FIRE BALL FULL MOON JAM
Dance around the Fire Ball to sounds by Divine Rootz, 6pm at Sugar Ridge
SPECIAL DINNER WITH CONCERTS
Watch Robbie Williams & Billy Joel live in concert over tasty Indian cuisine at Life
SATURDAY
FARMERS MARKET
Fresh fruits & veggies, baked goods and crafts on sale from 10am at the larder
A TASTE OF SOUTH AMERICA  
Dine on a special South American-inspired dinner, 6:30pm at Pillars.
TOURS & TRIPS
SAILING IVY YACHT CHARTERS
Book a half day or full day tour to swim, snorkel, kayak, and visit secluded bays
ANTIGUA RAINFOREST CANOPY
Experience the ultimate adventure zip-lining and conquering tricky courses
SPECIALS
SALE ON ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES
Shop at Budget Marine for a chance to win a goody bag filled with wiring items
SPA SUMMER SALE
Treat yourself to a pedicure & get 50% off a manicure and spa items at Curtain Bluff
SAVE 10% OFF NEW ARRIVALS
Step out in style this summer with trendy sandals & bags from The LAND Shop
ALL-INCLUSIVE DEALS
Get 30% off Beach Terrace Suites & 40% on Ocean Balcony Suites at Carlisle Bay
FETE OUTFITS AVAILABLE
Look glamorous at the Breakfast Fete with stylish outfits from Cattleya
BOSCH INDUCTION COOKTOP
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THE LATEST
ABTA & SEABORNE FAM TRIP
Puerto Rican media and tour operators experienced the destination first-hand
A FABULOUS FEATURE OF INDIGO 
Indigo Weddings and Events showcased in Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine 
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Jhohadli Writing Project Series set for August 4th at The Best of Books
LOCAL CHARITY DONATES TO NODS
Over $500,000 of materials to aid repairs of hurricane-damaged buildings
PUTTERS BAR & GRILL
A family-friendly venue that serves great food, and hosts exciting activities
NEW SAILING CLASS
A new double-handed class to debut in Antigua Sailing Week 2019
KEEP ANTIGUA NICE
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