The Department for Creative Industry has released the official calendar of events for Carnival 2022, following a series of consultations with key industry players.
The festival, which returns after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, will be preceded by several events which will start from the end of July.
Pre-Carnival events include a Band Meet Band showdown on Friday, July 22; Shirt Mas July 23rd; Motor show and celebration in honor of Sir McLean “King Short Shirt” Emanuel, July 24; and a Teen Rave on July 25.
Drue’s Day will take place on July 26.
The carnival, dubbed “the Caribbean’s biggest summer festival,” kicks off on July 27 with the official opening and the Jaycees Caribbean Queen Show.
Other activities on the calendar include Melting Pot, Calypso Monarch Competition, Panorama Competition, Party Monarch, Watch Night Celebration, Emancipation Day, J’ouvert, Culture and Cuisine, Carnival Monday, and the Parade of the Bands and Last Lap on the 2 August.
The ministry is also taking the opportunity to remind revelers and the public that they should all behave responsibly during the celebrations as the fight against the spread of the virus will not stop any time soon.