Carnival, or 'The Real Mas', is a pre-Lenten festival, and usually falls in February or March each year. It is unquestionably the most festive season in Dominica. It is hard to miss the fervour of the people's loyalty to their favourite calypsonian or pageant during the preceding months of the Calypso Final and the National Queen Show. 

THE CARIBBEAN'S MOST ORIGINAL CARNIVAL

DON'T MISS THESE EVENTS


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 - Showcasing the talents - and beauty - of our women, the Carnival Queen Show is for so many the highlight of Carnival. View the 2014 Queen Show contestants photo gallery.



 

Calypso-Monarch-Final-11Calypso - Dozens of calypsonians are whittled down at elimination 'tents' in the weeks before the grand finale: the Calypso Monarch Competition. Visit the Dominica Calypso Association for more information.

 

 

 

DSC 0058Jump-up - Carnival Monday & Tuesday are the two days of costume bands and street jump-up. 

 

 




Carnival-Opening-Parade-2010-(8)Sensay Costume
 - West-African in origin, this costume has made a comeback in recent years. Made of frayed rope, leaves and other material, it is always accompanied by a mask and often horns... quite a sight!

 

 

 

Steel-PanPan Savanne - For Carnival 2013 this steel band activity is a twist to Pan by de Bay and introduces a competition among the many steel pan groups on the Nature Island. 

 

 

 


CALENDAR

Download the 2014 Events Calendar, which includes "The Real Mas" Schedule of Events.

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CARNIVAL DATES

2015: February 16-17 

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Miss Dominica 2013 invites you to come on over to Dominica, we're just next door! Celebrate with Dominica for Carnival 2014 (March 3rd & 4th, 2014) and World Creole Music Festival 2014 (October 31st, November 1st & 2nd, 2014)  .