Carnival Calabar is the largest street carnival in Africa. It starts around 26th of December every year and runs through 30th December. Each day is dedicated to specific performances.
There is the cultural carnival which usually holds on 26th December, bike carnival on 27th December, the street carnival on 28th December, and the international carnival on 29th December. There are other activities preceding these events.
The cultural carnival has representatives from the various states in Nigeria and the various local governments in Cross River State - the host state of Carnival Calabar.
The bike carnival has some international participants from various parts of the world. The Street Carnival has the largest number of contingents.
There are participants from many African countries and many other countries in Europe and the Americas. There are 4 competing bands and other non competing groups performing at about 4 adjudication points.
The international carnival is where all the foreign countries participating in the carnival showcase their dances, cultures and skills. This is largely or strictly for the foreigners.
The event is a tourist attraction and Calabar is a safe tourist destination for everyone. Try visit Calabar and enjoy the hospitality of the people....