🇺🇸 Hollywood Carnival

Hollywood Carnival is a Caribbean – American carnival celebration that is colorful, chaotic and filled with revelry.

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    When is the 2021 Hollywood Carnival?

    The 2021 Hollywood Carnival will be held from Saturday 19th June 2021 – Sunday 20th June 2021. The Parade of the Bands will take place on Saturday 19th June 2021.


    What is carnival in Hollywood?

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    During carnival, Hollywood transforms into the epic center of multicultural marvels. The Hollywood Carnival is all about promoting a deeper appreciation and understanding for different culture’s amongst the Los Angeles community. The Hollywood Carnival embraces and celebrates the different cultural traditions through food, dance, art, craft, music and costumes. 

    Hollywood Boulevard transforms into a street extravaganza carnival with parade-goers, masquerades and musicians all dressed in incredible costumes dancing the weekend away to music from around the world like soca, reggae, samba and more.

    Thousands of locals and tourists come out to experience Hollywood Carnival which is a fun day for the whole family. And because this is Hollywood, you will even see appearances from several popular celebrities! Including tv stars, movies stars and musical icons.

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    Where is Hollywood Carnival?

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    Hollywood is a neighborhood that is located in the center region of LA. It is west and northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Of course most people know of Hollywood because it is home to many U.S film industries and historic studios.  The hub of Hollywood Carnival is the Carnival Village.

    Carnival Village Address

    • 6800 Hollywood Blvd.
    • Hollywood, LA 90028

    Hollywood Carnival Schedule of Events 2019

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    This year’s Hollywood Carnival promises to be more exciting than ever before! The Hollywood Carnival Village and the Carnival Parade is guaranteed to take the Hollywood Carnival to the next level. For more information please click here https://www.hollywoodcarnival.com/

    HC Silent Party

    • Date: Saturday June 8th
    • Time: 9:00pm – 2:00pm
    • Location: Treehouse Rooftop (686 N. Spring St, Los Angeles CA 90012)
    • Tickets: $30 

    The Welcome Party

    • Date: Thursday June 27th
    • Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm

    Day Party

    • Date: Friday June 28th

    The Main Event

    • Date: Friday June 28th
    • Time: 9:00pm – 2:00pm
    • Location: Treehouse Rooftop (686 N. Spring St, Los Angeles CA 90012)
    • Tickets: $30

    HC Culture Village & Parade of the Bands

    • Date: Saturday June 29th
    • Time: 9:00pm – 2:00pm
    • Location: HC Culture Village
    • Tickets: $20 for Culture Village and Free to watch parade

    HC The After Party

    • Date: Saturday June 29th
    • Time: 9:00pm – 2:00pm
    • Location: HC Culture Village
    • Tickets: $30

    Hollywood Carnival Shrine

    • Date: Sunday June 30th
    • Time: 9:00pm – 2:00pm
    • Location: Boulevard 3, 6523 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
    • Tickets: $45-$50

    Hollywood Carnival Parade

    • Date: Saturday June 29th, 2019
    • Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

    Carnival Culture Village

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    Carnival Village Opens: Saturday June, 29th, 2019 | 12:00pm -9 :00pm

    The Carnival Village is the hub for Hollywood Carnival. It is an explosion of cultural fusion that features a Grand Sound Stage that has a variety of performers from all over the world. As well as delicious food, drinks, Arts & Crafts vendors from all over the world. There is also a dance area, a liquor garden and facilities.​

    Hollywood Carnival Parade

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    The Hollywood Carnival Parade is an incredible event that features performers, dancers and musicians. The streets are filled with masquerades dressed in the most stunning costumes representing different cultures from all around the world, celebrating Los Angeles’ multi-cultural community. It is a lively and vibrant event that will attract thousands of spectators who crowd along the parade route.

    Hollywood Carnival Parade Route

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    The Hollywood Carnival parade route will begin at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Normandie Avenue. The parade will continue for 3 miles and finish on Highland Avenue at the Carnival Village.

    Hollywood Carnival Bands

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    Can I be a part of the Hollywood Carnival? Yes of course you can! The best way to enjoy Hollywood Carnival is to join in and play mas! There are several carnival bands that you can take part in and each offer their own unique carnival experience. All you have to do is pick a mas band, buy a costume and march with your band on the day.

    The 2019 Hollywood Carnival Bands are:

    • Bambo Mas: Email: missjotrini@yahoo.com
    • Extacy Mas: Instagram: @extacymas, http://www.extacymas.com, Email: Extacymas@yahoo.com
    • Mirage Mas: IG: @mirage_mas, Website: miragemas.com, Email: mas17@gmail.com
    • Winery Mas: Website: WineryMas.com, Email: contact@winerymas.com, Instagram: @winerymas, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/winerymas
    • Sistas Wit Style: Instagram: @sistaswitstyle, email: sistas_wit_style@yahoo.com

    Where do I purchase tickets to Hollywood Carnival?

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    You can purchase tickets from the https://www.hollywoodcarnival.com/

    What to wear to Zomercarnaval?

    Hollywood Carnival is one of LA’s most legendary events. A celebration of cultures from all around the world.  The parades are colourful AF, with women dressed in colourful and elaborate feather headdresses and bejewelled bras. You don’t need to dress like the people in the parade but why not wear some playful pieces that will help you stand out from the crowds. Its the time to let your imagination one wild and get creative and wear something fun, you can check out some cool outfit ideas on Amazon. Remember though to wear comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet all day long!

    How to get to Hollywood Carnival?

    There is plenty of public transportation that you can catch to get to the carnival or alternatively take a Lyft, Uber or local taxi. If you are not a local you can always fly to LAX which is a massive airport that has lots of both international and domestic flights daily.

    Where to stay for Hollywood Carnival?

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    Los Angeles is a huge tourist destination so you have no shortage of accommodation options! From hotels to private rentals it really comes down to your budget and level of comfort. Of course if you wish to be close to the carnival we recommend staying in Hollywood. Check out some accommodation options here.

    For more information about tours, things to do, sightseeing tours, day trips and more click here. For a longer tour check out Tour Radar here. 

    Before you go!

    Hollywood is a very safe place to visit but be aware of pickpockets during carnival when there are big crowds and it’s easy to get your stuff stolen. So be aware of your valuables at all times or even leave them back at your hotel and only bring some cash with you. Or check out Amazon and invest in one of these travel safety accessories, like a fanny pack hidden under your clothing to store your essentials in.

    We can’t stress enough the importance of travel insurance! Never travel without coverage! Being protected on your travels gives you an irreplaceable peace of mind. Don’t learn the hard way about the importance of travel insurance. Get a quote through our recommended insurance provider, World Nomads!

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