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Orlando Carnival Downtown 2023 returns to Downtown Orlando on Memorial Weekend

Orlando Carnival Downtown 2023 is returning to downtown Orlando with a colourful parade on Church Street and a fun and festive festival and concert at Lake Lorna Doone Park, all on Sunday, May 28 2023.

Orlando Carnival Downtown 2023

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 they go straight into the concert at Lake Lorna Doone Park, 1519 West Church Street, Orlando.

Orlando Carnival Downtown 2023

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!

Orlando Carnival Downtown 2023

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

Scroll on down for all that's happening.

FRIDAY, 26 MAY 2023

Carnival on the Runway

A Fashion showcase for up and coming designers on Orlando Carnival Downtown weekend Friday to kickstart the weekend.

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

Orlando Carnival Downtown & Central Florida Jouvert presents the craziest Jouvert in North America!

More than just PAINT! WATER! MUSIC! FUN!

Expect a water truck, water and paint giveaways to general admission ticket holders.

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

Join one of our all inclusive bands and get a whole different vibe!


Back in Time Lime

Back in Time Lime 2023 featuring David Rudder

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

You enter a pan yard, a calypso tent, enjoy the riddim section, tassa drumming, african drums, moko jumbies and live performances.

This event is our tribute to the Calypso tents, the Mas tents, the heart of Carnival.

This year, the lyrics man himself "King David Rudder" will be performing live.

Come out in your Traditional Mas - Sailor Mas, Ole Mas, and even bring your feathers and get ready to dance with us.

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!

Back In Time Lime is a family friendly event. All ages welcome!

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