Alexandra Park is the venue for Manchester’s two day Caribbean Carnival, taking place on 12 and 13 August, 12pm to 8pm. The carnival has been celebrated since the early 1970s, and this year promises even more festivities, entertainment, and cultural education. The family-friendly event is free of charge, and this year will also feature the popular dancehall artist, Stylo G, who will perform some of his hit songs like Dumpling, Touch Down, and Call me a Yardie on the carnival’s last day.
The Manchester Caribbean Carnival was first held in the early 1970’s, when residents hailing predominantly from St. Kitts & Nevis and Trinidad staged an unannounced procession through the streets of the city. It has since been tradition for the procession to make its way through Moss Side and Hulme, before converging at Alexandra Park for a host of community events.
The carnival will this year also pay special tribute to its founders. They, along with members of the Leeward Island People Association and the Jamaica Society will lead the parade.
This year’s carnival will be memorable and entertaining for all attendees. It will be a great opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life and to learn more about Caribbean culture.