Caribbean: Caribbean Airlines partnered with the Orlando Downtown Carnival Association for the Orlando Carnival celebration. This year masqueraders and patrons said “Welcome Home” as the sounds of sweet soca music filled the air while they chipped down Church Street with high energy.
A prize was awarded for travel to any Caribbean Airlines destination. Orlando Carnival Downtown was the ultimate celebration of Caribbean culture. Passionate music and dance, vibrant colours, and a festive atmosphere captivated the audience and provided exceptional toursists experience.
The cultural event goes above and beyond the typical festival. It took the unique flavours of J’ouvert from around the Caribbean diaspora and brings them to downtown Orlando. As part of the festivities, soca music sets a lively tone for everyone as masqueraders follow their bands and drummers, dancers, stilt walkers, and revelers all came together abd became nothing short of an unforgettable Caribbean festival experience.
Every year, the joyous celebration that is Orlando Carnival Downtown brings a whole new level of excitement to Church Street, Downtown Orlando. For more than three decades, this festival has been a vibrant and energized event proudly blending the culture and music—and exquisite food—from Caribbean nations like Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados and beyond.
The festival featured mas band parade and performances from some of the biggest names in Caribbean music like Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, Mr. Killa, Tony Cuttz, Vicadi singh, Adam O, Pumpa and Adrian Dutchin; there was something for everyone who wants to experience the vibrant energy of Carnival culture.
The schedule of the festival was as follows: Three Days, Four Events.
- On May 26, 2023: Carnival on the Runway
- On May 27, 2023: J’ouvert
- On May 27, 2033: Back in Time Lime
- On May 28, 203: Carnival Parade & Concert
From the infectious energy of Soca music to the flamboyant celebration of paint and powder that is jouvert, the event has immersed the audience in this dynamic cultural tradition. With entertainment from world-renowned calypso and soca performers, delicious Caribbean cuisine and a wide array of vendors and artisans, people have revelled in the wonderful spirit of the Caribbean diaspora. The festival connected different cultures while creating lasting memories in the community.