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Cultural Event and Celebration at Carowinds' Grand Carnivale

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Grand Carnivale

Grand Carnivale

Coming in 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 celebration with something for everyone.

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

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The Spectacle of Color Parade at Carowinds' Grand Carnivale

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. 

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Carnivale Street Party at Carowinds' Grand Carnivale

Carnivale Street Party

As the parade winds down, let’s gear up for a party! You’ve never been to a bash quite like our Carnivale Street Party with international music, magic, and merrymaking. Glimmering, shimmering lights, high-energy live entertainment, dancing in the streets and delicious food and drinks from around the globe make Carnivale Street Party the ultimate way to end a stellar night. 

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Grand Carnivale Festive Food Options

Festive Food Options

What pairs best with a world-class party? 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!