The Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival is organised by Notting Hill Carnival Limited.
The festival is filled with free open-air performances and always joined by a massive parade with live and recorded music, dancers and performers.
Celebrating the Carnival’s establishment and ongoing development; Caribbean
Culture; artistic talents and creativity; enhancement of community spirit and
innovative platforms embracing cultural diversity.
Sunday, August 25th will start early, at 6:00 am, with a traditional carnival opening performed in the Caribbean Islands called J’Ouvert. This event’s main attraction is a parade comprised of revelers donned with mug and brightly colored paints. A Children’s Parade will stroll through the streets during the day and at night as children dance and perform in ornate costumes, swirling the brilliant-colored clothing. Sunday is the best day for families with young children with smaller crowds of people and plenty of kid-inspired floats in the parade.
All day and into the night Sunday you can catch live music on stages in Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance Park and Powis Square and sample incredible foods from vendors while listening to all kinds of Caribbean inspired music from 38 static sound systems.
As always, the Grand Finale will be on Monday, August 26th with a culmination of dancing, street performances, steel drum music groups, and the Notting Hill Grand Finale Parade. All along the route you’ll find scrumptious treats, foods, drinks, and plenty of entertainment.
Download the Notthing Hill Carnival App to get access to an interactive map, photo sharing and the Panorama People’s Vote.
More info & More pictures: https://nhcarnival.org/