Carnival Celebrations

We have searched the Internet for the greatest Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebrations all around the world.  Below we provide links to all of the websites that will provide you with incredible information to the most fantastic celebrations!

US Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebrations


Fantasy Fest is an outrageous 10-day celebration with outlandish costume competitions, grand parade and wacky sights and sounds for all to see and be a part of.

Fantasy Fest

Gasparilla Pirate Fest features the historic Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of the Pirates.

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Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Enjoy Mardi Gras Florida style!

Ft. Walton Beach - Sprint Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

Ft. Walton - Mardi Gras on the Island

Pensacola - Fiesta of Five Flags

Pensacola Mardi Gras

Leesburg, FL Mardi Gras

Historic Lake Wales, FL Mardi Gras

Fiesta Tropical Mardi Gras in South Florida


Chicago Mardi Gras Festival

Mystick Krewe of Laff Mardi Gras Party


While several "pre-season" parades have become quite grand in scale, local parish ordinances dictate that the New Orleans Mardi Gras parade season officially begin on the second Friday before Fat Tuesday. During the 12-day period leading up to Mardi Gras, nearly 70 parades are held in the four-parish area of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and St. Tammany.

Krewe of Wrecks Boat/Float Parade

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Alexandria Mardi Gras

Baton Rouge Mardi Gras

Eunice Courir De Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Houma

The Argus Mardi Gras Parade

Twin City Krewe Of Janus Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana

Central Acadiana Getaway

Kenner, LA Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, Lake Charles


Caribbean Carnivals In The US, Canada and England


London, England

(An exhaustive list of Caribbean Carnivals in England and America)

Caribbean Island Mari Gras

Caribbean Island Carnivals

Island Events

St. Lucia Carnival

Grenada Carnival Photos


Mardi Gras Varadero

Dominican Republic

Carnaval in the Dominican Republic

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival is known the world over for its unique display of creativity in the form of costume, song, dance and steelband music.

Each Carnival, Trinidad and Tobago launches itself into the biggest outpouring of energy and creativity and invites the world to witness its masterpiece. Carnival is not a parade. To know it as this is to know it at its least. You don’t just stand on the side and watch it go by. You see it, hear it, smell it, taste it, breathe it and live it. For months before Carnival Monday and Tuesday, preparations get underway. For some people this is all that seems to matter. This is their expression of life.

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Visit Trinidad & Tobago

Carnaval - Trinidad

Trinidad Info

Trinidad - Carnival - The Greatest Show On Earth

International Carnivals and Mardi Gras

International Mardi Gras / Carnaval Events


Gualeguaychu – El Carnaval de Pais, Argentina


Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Australia


Carnival in Eggersdorfer, Austria


Everybody knows it. Aalst is THE CITY in Belgium for Carnival lovers. The three days before Ash Wednesday, everybody has fun, dressed in rags and whatever there is available at the moment. On Sunday there is a big parade held, with more than eighty different groups.

The first modern carnival parade took place in 1923, initiated by the tradespeople of the city. Since then the city of Aalst became the main organizer of Mardi Gras in Flanders.

Aalst Carnaval

Carnival de Binche, Belguim

Carnival in Halle, Belguim

Karneval in Hergenrath, Belguim

Karnevalsgesellschaft ULK

Altweiber Komitee Kelmis

Raerener Belguim Karneval

Karneval in Schubbejacke


Carnaval in Bolivia Including Carnivals in de Oruro,
de Santa Cruz, de Tatabuco, de Tarija and de la Paz


Carnaval In Brazil


Rio Carnival photos

Olinda, Brazil - Carnival Photos

Carnaval Brazil

Salvador Carnaval

Atelier Carnaval - Brazil

Le Carnaval au Brésil

The Carnaval of Olinda, Brazil

Carnavale du Bresil (a French site on Carnaval in Brazil)


Carnival in Nice, France

Club Carnavalesque Bouc Blue Schiltigheim, France

Carnaval Biarnes


By Ruth Reichmann of the Max Kade German-American Center

Mainzer Fastnacht

Karneval in Cologne, Germany

Images of Karneval in Cologne, Germany

THE SWABIAN-ALEMANNIC FASNET - Fasnet - Karneval in the towns and villages of the Alpine areas of Austria, Southern Germany, the Black Forest, the area around Lake Constance, and in German-speaking France and Switzerland.

Rosenmontag (Mardi Gras) – Wikipedia - Karneval in Koln, Germany

Karneval in Catholic Bavaria and Austria

Karneval - Fastnacht - Fasching
Wikipedia - Carnival In Germany

The World of Karneval
Germany has a huge assortment of Karnevals all around the country in cities and regions such as Baden-Wurttenberg, Bayern, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringen. Each of these regions have their own Vereine (Krewes) and there are hundreds of them

Karneval Vereine
The German Version of Krewes (This is an extensive list of hundreds of German Vereines (Krewes) and their websites.)

All of the German Karneval Clubs

Inter Karneval

Fastnacht in Tirol

Bremer Karneval

Carnaval in Germany
This website has a tremendous number of links to Carnavals in different cities all throughout Germany.

Karneval in Thueringen, Germany

Fastnacht-Fasching-Karneval � Germany

The Rotweiller Fastnet

Carneval in Berlin, German


You are invite to join in to share the unique experience of Carnival in Rethymno. The good mood of thousands of masked participants, who are flooding the streets of Rethymnon, the joy of creating and of team work, the liveliness of people, who have left behind their daily problems, and the fantasy, which is in this orgy of colors, the music and the dancing is inviting you to join.

The Carnival at Rethymno, was begun in 1960 and each year a hidden treasure waits to be discovered. The memories of olden times are alive and well in Crete.

Carnival in Rethymnon

Carnival Patras


Italy's answer to Mardi Gras and Fasching is Carnival, or Carnevale. Visitors and locals flood the city for an orgy of color, pageants, commedia, concerts and balls. The party lasts for 10 days before lent until Shrove Tuesday signals an end to the party. Since 1980, the celebration of Carnival has gained popularity. People come from all over the world to attend private and public masked balls. Masked revelers of all ages invade the campi where music and dancing continues nearly day and night.

Venice Carnival photos

Carnival of Venice, Italy

Venice Carnival, Italy

Carnevale Community

Links to All Italian Festivals and Societies The Carneval Community is a very complete website of all of the Carnevals in Italy, with links to the cities that have their own website.

The Carneval of Cento

The Carnival of Venice

Viareggio La Cittadella Del Carnevale

L'Associazione del Carnevale di Foiano - Carnevale in Tuscany

Carnevale Massafrese

del Carnevale di Santhi

Carnevale de Latina

Carneval de Ivrea

S. Croce sull - Arno Carnevale d Autore