Cultural Event and Celebration at Carowinds' Grand Carnivale

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Grand Carnivale
July 17 - August 1, 2021

Carowinds has always been at the forefront of bringing AMAZING new experiences to the Carolinas, but in 2021 we will top them all! Come to see, hear, and experience how the world kicks up its heels at Grand Carnivale, a larger-than-life cultural experience with something for everyone. 

You have never experienced Carowinds like this. Grand Carnivale is the must-see cultural event of 2021! 

The Spectacle of Color Parade

Immerse yourself in the electrifying vibe of our Spectacle of Color Parade, a prismatic procession that reflects joyous cultural traditions from around the globe. A fanciful fusion of extravagantly decorated floats, mesmerizing street performers and pulsing rhythms, this parade promises to enchant and delight -- especially as the day slips into night and the sky radiates with a dazzling array of lights that takes on a life of its own. 

Carnivale Street Party

As the parade winds down, let’s gear up for a celebration! Our Carnivale Street experience features international music, magic, and merrymaking. Glimmering, shimmering lights, high-energy live entertainment, and delicious food and drinks from around the globe make Carnivale Street experience the ultimate way to end a stellar night. 

Festive Food Options

What pairs best with a world-class event? World-class food!  At Grand Carnivale, not only will you see and hear how the world kicks up its heels, but you’ll taste extraordinary cuisine from global cultures. Foodies will rejoice at the wide variety of scrumptious flavors and enchanting aromas. Make sure to grab a Grand Carnivale Tasting Card so you can taste the world in one night!