top of page
  • Writer's pictureGotta Go Orlando

Get ready to party as Orlando Carnival Downtown 2023 returns to downtown Memorial Day Weekend!

Orlando Carnival Downtown 2023 is returning to downtown Orlando with three days jam packed with carnival fun, including a colourful parade on Church Street and a fun and festive festival and concert at Lake Lorna Doone Park.


Orlando Carnival Downtown 2023


Get ready for Carnival Orlando!!


This Memorial Day Weekend, Orlando Carnival Downtown 2023 returns bigger, brighter and better than ever from Friday May 26 through until Sunday May 28.


Discover the thrill of an immersive Caribbean cultural experience with Orlando Carnival Downtown!


From the infectious energy of Soca music to the flamboyant celebration of paint and powder that is jouvert, organisers are inviting everyone to immerse themselves in this dynamic cultural tradition as part your downtown fête experience.


With entertainment from world renowned calyspso and soca performers, delicious Caribbean cuisine and a wide array of vendors and artisans, be sure to revel in the wonderful spirit of the Caribbean diaspora!


Don’t miss your chance to connect and create community with this event – start planning your experience at Orlando Carnival Downtown today!


Orlando Carnival Downtown 2023

The highlight of the weekend is the May Band Parade on Sunday, May 28. partying its way down Church Street Orlando!


Following the parade on Sunday, performing this year concert in Lake Done Park are the 2023 Reigning Soca Monarch Bunji Garlin, Mr. Killa out of Grenada, Fay Ann Lyons, Adam O and Pumpa out of the US Virgin Islands,

Plus, Tony Cuttz and Vicadi Singh bring Chutney to the Carnival Stage and Adrian Dutchin comes to invite you to Cricket Carnival in Guyana with the Orlando Team!



Orlando Carnival Downtown 2023

Orlando Carnival Downtown is not just about the parade and concert, throughout the weekend there is so much happening for Carnival!


Carnival on the Runway
Friday, May 26

This annual event showcases Carnival Costumes from amateurs and designers.


You are invited to attend the most fabulous fashion show a combination of mas, fashion and culture. Taking you through the world of Carnival through fashion from what you wear to the parties - fetes, jouvert, liming, costumes and monday wear!


Carnival on the Runway is taking costumes into high fashion! This year - a designer will win a grand prize of $3000.00. Join us to kick off Carnival Friday at the hottest fashion show of Memorial Weekend!




Orlando Carnival Jouvert
Saturday, May 27

Taking place at Tinkers Field at Camping World Stadium, every Memorial Weekend Saturday all roads lead to ORLANDO CARNIVAL JOUVERT!


More than just PAINT! WATER! MUSIC! FUN! Expect a water truck, water and paint giveaways to general admission ticket holders. Last year 2 reality shows filmed at Orlando Carnival Jouvert. Expect bigger and better this year!


General Admission tickets get a free CARIB Beer upon entering the park and a paint and water package. Food and drinks are on sale!




Back in Time Lime
Saturday, May 27

The Back in Time Lime is a cultural highlight of the weekend.


Taking place at Dr Phillips Center, guests experience a Caribbean festival with our food and drinks. You enter a pan yard, a calypso tent, enjoy the riddim section, tassa drumming, African drums, moko jumbies, fire breathers, and live musical performances.


This year, the lyrics man himself "King David Rudder" will be performing live. So get your tickets early. Come out in your Traditional Mas - Sailor Mas, Ole Mas, and even bring your feathers and get ready to dance with us.


Back In Time Lime is a family-friendly event. All ages are welcome! Seniors, we look forward to partying with you. Seating is available.


At the Back In Time Lime, we offer the opportunity check in at our on site mas camp to get any last minute touchups done to your costume. Pick up a backpack for the road and add some feathers to an old one to wear in the park on Carnival day - even if you were too late to join a band!




Orlando Carnival Downtown
Sunday, May 28

Orlando Carnival Downtown is back on Church Street, Downtown Orlando.


At 1pm the Mas Band parade kicks off down the streets of Church Street surrounding Camping World Stadium. Come out early to watch them as the trucks and masqueraders parade through the streets!


At 6pm the parade winds down and we go straight into the concert.


Performing this year are the 2023 Reigning Soca Monarch Bunji Garlin, Mr. Killa out of Grenada, Fay Ann Lyons, Adam O and Pumpa out of the US Virgin Islands, Tony Cuttz and Vicadi Singh bring Chutney to the Carnival Stage and Adrian Dutchin comes to invite you to Cricket Carnival in Guyana with the Orlando Team!


You are in for the hottest stage show lineup on Carnival stage!




As always, keep checking back with us here at Gotta Go Orlando as we continue to bring you the latest news and information from around Orlando and Central Florida


You can also discover our latest news, views, and more on our socials, follow Gotta Go Orlando on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.


Plus, subscribe to the Gotta Go Orlando YouTube Channel for all the latest from Orlando's Theme Parks, Attractions and more.



Please note:

Some posts may contain affiliate links which means we could earn money if you purchase products or services via our site.

Comments


Emma Walton News Producer

Emma Walton

  • Instagram

News Producer

Shane Walton News Producer

Shane Walton

  • Instagram

News Producer

Aly Mac News Editor

Alastair Mac

  • Instagram

News Editor

bottom of page