Are you ready for Saint Lucia Carnival 2023?There is something different about Caribbean carnivals and you will get to see that at Saint Lucia Carnival. Hued in the vibrancy of the rich culture and heritage of Saint Lucia, this carnival is probably the biggest cultural extravaganza on the island. It is a multi-day event and takes place every year. Not just the local people but worldwide people are excited about this cultural festival in Saint Lucia because there is so much to experience and celebrate.

If you are interested in getting closer to Caribbean culture and festivals, you must attend Saint Lucia Carnival this year which is all set to begin in a few months. Today, we have brought all the details regarding Saint Lucia Carnival 2023 for you. So, go ahead and imbibe yourself in this cultural trove.

History of Saint Lucia Carnival

Saint Lucia Carnival has been in the culture and traditions of Saint Lucia for many years. It first took place in 1947 to celebrate the cultural richness of the island. Since then, it is celebrated every year with the same spirit and pomp. The festival got influenced by many cultures and festivals of different Caribbean islands over the years but its sole purpose remains the same, which is to celebrate and showcase the culture and traditions of Saint Lucia in the most colorful way.

How Saint Lucia Carnival is celebrated

As you can see in any other Caribbean carnival, there is only joy, entertainment, and the celebration of culture in Saint Lucia Carnival as well. Non-stop musicals and other types of parties go on for days. You will get to see colorful street parades. Wild fetes, sumptuous dishes, and colorful costumes are some of the major catchments of the eyes at Saint Lucia Carnival. You would be surprised to know that there are almost 3000 participants dressed in vividly colorful costumes who never fail to enchant people. To put it in a nutshell, you will see the biggest cultural display of Saint Lucia at the Saint Lucia Carnival.

How long Saint Lucia Carnival last? 

Saint Lucia Carnival is a multi-day festival. Officially, the festival lasts for around a week but pre-festivities and fetes start almost 15 days. Owing to this fact, you can say that the carnival vibes are in the whole of Saint Lucia for almost one month. In 2023, Saint Lucia Carnival will officially last for one week in mid-July.

Saint Lucia Carnival 2023

Like the previous years, this year too, Saint Lucia Carnival is all geared to sweep the people off their feet with its colorful celebration and festivities. Locals are super excited about their biggest cultural festival and worldwide tourists have also started booking tickets to attend this mega-cultural festival. This year, the festival officially will start on 12th July and culminate on 19th July. However, festivities and the pre-activities will start from 1st July itself. So, you must be there by 1st July if you want to experience the whole fun of this gala event.

Schedule for Saint Lucia Carnival 2023

We have already told you the dates for Saint Lucia Carnival 2023. Now, let us tell you the complete schedule of this event in detail because multiple activities will be happening in a single day. So, let us tell you the timings and names of those activities.

  • 1st July, Saturday

S.O.S. Soca

Time: 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM


Time: 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM

  • 8th July, Saturday

Privasea (Boatride)

Time: 11:00 AM

  • 9th July, Sunday

Bachannal Brunch

Time: 11.00 AM – 8.00 PM

B.R.B (Boatride)

Time: 2.00 PM – 8.00 PM


Time: 3.00 PM – 10.00 PM

  • 11th July, Tuesday

Transend Moonlight Mass

Time: 8.00 PM – 2.00 AM

  • 12th July, Wednesday

COD Boatride (Coolers On Deck)

Time: 11.00 AM


Time: 5.00 PM – 10.00 PM


Time: 6.00 PM – 2.00 AM

Sexy Shorts & Soca

Time: 8.00 PM – 2.00 AM


Time: 8.00 PM – 2.00 AM

  • 13th July, Thursday

Speed (Boatride)

Time: 10.00 AM – 4.00 PM

Soca Booze Cruise (Boatride)

Time: 10.00 AM – 2.00 PM

Escape Fete

Time: 2.00 PM – 9.00 PM


Time: 8.00 PM – 2:00 AM

  • 14th July, Friday

B. A. D. (Breakfast at Dawn)

Time: 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM

JOB Boat Ride

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Steam (Boatride)

Time: 11:00 AM


Time: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Color Me Red

Time: 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM

  • 15th July, Saturday


Time: 3.00 AM – 8.00 AM


Time: 4.00 AM – 9.00 AM

Bacchanal Blocko

Time: 5.00 AM – 11.00 AM


Time: 6.00 AM – 10.00 AM

Brunch & Soca Saint Lucia

Time: 11.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Soca Raff Up (Boatride)

Time: 2.00 PM – 7.00 PM

Remedy “Beach Cooler Fete”

Time: 3.30 PM – 10.30 PM


Time: 8.00 PM

  • 16th July, Sunday

Rum Bucket

Time: 12.00 AM

Indulgence Breakfast Fete

Time: 4.00 AM – 10.00 AM

Fuzion Breakfast Fete

Time: 5.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Brunch & Soca Saint Lucia

Time: 11.00 AM – 5.00 PM


Time: 5.00 AM – 10.00 AM

Rum in the Morning

Time: 8.00 AM – 1.00 PM

Red Brunch

Time: 11.00 AM – 5.00 PM


Time: 3.00 PM – 10.00 PM


Time: 3.00 PM – 10.00 PM

Legacy Fete

Time: 8.00 PM

  • 17th July, Monday

Jab Jab J’Ouvert Band

Time: 4.00 AM – 7.00 AM

  • 19th July, Wednesday

SUITS Beach Party

Time: 3:00 PM


Time: 4.00 PM – 12.00 PM

Different bands for Saint Lucia Carnival 2023

As we already said, you will get to experience different types of music at Saint Lucia Carnival. Given this fact, different music bands will participate in this event and make it worth watching for the spectators. Each band has its own different costume and they’ll perform only after wearing that. Here, let us tell you the names of some of the famous music bands participating in Saint Lucia Carnival 2023.

  • Just 4 Fun Carnival Band
  • Xuvo Carnival
  • Legends Carnival
  • Asari Tribe
  • Taboo Carnival
  • Fuzion Mas
  • Island Tribe


If you love exploring the cultural side of any country, you would definitely love to be a part of the Saint Lucia Carnival 2023 because it has very much of that to offer you. So, don’t hesitate. Just plan your trip.

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