August 13, 2022

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Carnival In Jamaica Begins July 1st – Calendar of Occasions

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] The Carnival in Jamaica (CIJ) Nationwide Stakeholders Committee has unveiled the official calendar of occasions for the 2022 carnival season, which is about to start on Friday, July 1, and finish with the St. Thomas Carnival on July 16.

“We’re aware of the numerous financial loss our nation has suffered from not internet hosting Carnival in Jamaica and its associated occasions, which generate billions of {dollars} yearly, with many Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs) benefiting from the celebrations. Due to this fact, because the nation continues to get better from the affect of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re happy to announce that we’re forging forward with plans for the 2022 season of Carnival in Jamaica,” stated Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett.

“Jamaica has not hosted carnival since April 2019, as a result of pandemic. Due to this fact, we look ahead to seeing an excellent greater carnival celebration this 12 months, which is able to undoubtedly have a constructive affect on tourism arrivals and earnings,” added Bartlett.


Carnival in Jamaica Pre-Occasions

The season kicks off with pre-events comparable to Arduous Wine, Bacchanal Rum for Breakfast, and Soca Vs. Dancehall, which is able to happen from June 24-26, 2022, and can embrace the grand Carnival Street Parade on July 10.

Different occasions in July embrace: Xodus Tailgate, Sunakissed, Bacchanal J’ouvert, Duck Work, PM: The Official Pre-Mas Fete, Xodus Treatment, and the post-Carnival Street Parade occasion – Massive Wall.

Leisure Sector Recovering

“Carnival has grow to be a staple of the leisure panorama in Jamaica. Because of this, we’re delighted to embrace the calendar of occasions for Carnival in Jamaica 2022 which is able to characteristic occasions in Kingston, St. Thomas, and St. Ann.  Because the leisure sector continues to get better, extra of those mega occasions are wanted in Jamaica to assist stabilize our financial system and additional increase our standing as a rustic of tradition and leisure. We’re notably happy to have this occasion once more in Kingston, which is really coming into its personal because the Leisure Mecca of the Caribbean, strengthened in giant measure by its designation as a UNESCO Inventive Metropolis of Music,” stated Minister of Tradition, Gender, Leisure and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange.

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“We welcome our guests with open arms and encourage everybody, together with our residents who’ve now made this occasion their very own, to prepare fi de highway, however to make sure that they achieve this safely and in a fashion that protects the environment,” added Minister Grange.

Historical past of Carnival in Jamaica

Carnival in Jamaica was launched in 2017 and is used because the umbrella model for all carnival actions throughout the carnival interval, making it a nationwide product. That is an annual enterprise that goals to rework the carnival expertise domestically. It’s a key initiative of the Tourism Linkages Community, a division of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, with help from the Jamaica Vacationer Board and key stakeholders.

In 2023, Carnival in Jamaica will return to its typical staging in April. For extra data, go to: leisure (

Calendar of Occasions

Date Occasion Title
6/24/2022 Arduous Wine
6/25/2022 Bacchanal Rum for Breakfast
6/26/2022 Soca Vs Dancehall
7/3/2022 Seashore Carnival
7/3/2022 SOS ‘Carnival Leap Begin’
7/3/2022 Ocho Rios Carnival
7/6/2022 Bacchanal Premium
7/7/2022 Xodus Tailgate
7/7/2022 Sunakissed
7/8/2022 Bacchanal J’ouvert
7/8/2022 Duck Work
7/8/2022 PM: The Official Pre-Mas Fete
7/9/2022 Xodus Treatment
7/10/2022 Bacchanal Street March
7/10/2022 Xodus Street March
7/10/2022 BIG WALL
7/10/2022 Downtown Carnival
7/16/2022 St. Thomas Carnival