Entering its 6th year, the Hollywood Carnival Parade and Festival will take over Hollywood Boulevard from 11am to 4pm on Saturday June 24 miraculously transforming this storied street into a grand carnival and extravaganza with marchers and masqueraders dressed in vibrant, breath-taking costumes, dancing to pulsating rhythms from around the globe. The celebration will begin at Hollywood Boulevard and Edgemont Street in Los Feliz and will proceed on West Hollywood Blvd. for three miles ending at the event’s Carnival Culture Village festival site at Highland Avenue in central Hollywood. The parade will feature over 30 bands with the pulsating rhythms of Calypso, Soca, Samba, Reggae, Zouke, Latin, Punta, Meringue, Mariachi, Reggaeton, Blues, Jazz, Steel-pan, Indian, Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and other global music. The Parade of Bands is a FREE event for ALL AGES to watch.
Following the high energy Hollywood Carnival Parade, all masqueraders, participants, and onlookers, will make their way into the Carnival Culture Village at 6800 Hollywood Blvd, open from 12 noon until 10pm. The Village is the grandest, most exciting and fully entertaining outdoor event for the Hollywood Carnival Weekend Experience. It is filled with a wide range of world cuisines, arts and crafts, and top headlining acts including the reigning King of Soca Machel Montano, dancehall/soca star Linky First, award winning Canadian/Jamaican singer Kreesha Turner, three time Belizian vocalist of the year Tanya Carter, and many more. Tickets for the Hollywood Carnival Culture Village are only $10 at https://www.universe.com/events/carnival-culture-village-tickets-GN60L1.
The Hollywood Carnival weekend kicks off on Thursday June 22 with a Welcome to Hollywood party at popular nightspot Lure, 1439 Ivar Avenue in Hollywood, featuring Bajan Superstar Rupee performing his greatest hits from “Ice Cream” to his recent smash hit “Tipsy.” Welcome to Hollywood is sure to kick off the weekend in the right direction.
The long weekend of partying Caribbean style continues on Friday June 23 with the ultimate day party “Fete du Jour” from 11am to 4pm. Taking place at Liaison Lounge (formerly and notably Les Deux Café), 1638 North Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood. This event is the true taste of a sexy, high energy Caribbean day party. It will be filled with surprises that no other event during the Hollywood Carnival weekend will offer. Attendees will be amazed and never know what to expect aside from the music, beautiful people, and tropical atmosphere.
Ever since the birth of Hollywood Carnival, the Main Event, this year on Friday June 23 from 9pm to 2am, has been the Highlight of the entire carnival weekend, as it has always been graced with the hottest performers and DJs the music industry has to offer. This edition of the Main Event takes place at DTLA’s The Belasco at 1050 S. Hill Street and will feature Trinidadian soca artist and Soul Train Award winner Bunji Garlin, his wife, soca royal Fay Ann Lyons, and reigning Road March Champion, MX Prime. The Main Event is surely not one to be missed, as these entertainers along with some of the most talented DJ’s, will entertain all night long.
On Saturday June 24 following the high energy Hollywood Carnival Parade and Carnival Culture Village, The Official After Party is the event where attendees will be continuously entertained and guaranteed to end the day on a high note. This event will be filled with the most talented DJ’s worldwide including Soca Brainwash mix DJ Private Ryan, popular LA based soca dj DJ Stephen, DJ Eternal Vibes in from Miami, and many more.
Since Caribbean parties last all weekend, the Hollywood Carnival ends on Sunday June 25 with Shine from 11am – 5pm at popular Sunset Blvd hot spot Boulevard 3. Shine is one of the most anticipated events as it marks the end of the Hollywood Carnival Weekend Experience. This event features a wide range of entertainment that’s sure to keep attendees dancing, drinking, and enjoying the amazing vibes right until the end.
Bringing the vibes of the Caribbean to the streets of Hollywood for one magical weekend, revelers are encouraged to purchase full weekend passes at https://www.universe.com/events/hollywood-carnival-festival-pass-2017-tickets-VMC9BK as they represent a significant savings than buying each event ticket separately. For a true taste of the worldwide Carnival spirit, the Hollywood Carnival bring the sounds, tastes, and vibes of the islands to LA. Join the festival at https://www.hollywoodcarnival.com/.