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Sat, Apr 27



Howard Street Carnaval

Dive into the vibrant tapestry of African and Caribbean cultures at the Howard Street Carnaval, a spectacular celebration happening on Sat. April 27th, 2024. Experience the rich traditions, colorful heritage, and rhythmic beats that define these diverse regions, right in the heart of Rogers Park.

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Howard Street Carnaval
Howard Street Carnaval

Time & Location

Apr 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Chicago, 7519 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60626, USA

About the event

On Saturday April 27th, as you step onto Howard Street, prepare to be swept away by a wave of electrifying energy. The Carnaval will kick off with a grand parade featuring an array of dazzling costumes, intricate floats, and mesmerizing dance performances that pay homage to both African and Caribbean folklore and contemporary arts. The rhythmic drum beats and soulful melodies from live bands will set the tempo for a day filled with dance, music, and joy.

The Carnaval is also a feast for the senses, with a wide array of food stalls serving authentic culinary delights. Savor the flavors of spicy jerk chicken, tender goat curry, aromatic jollof rice, and sweet plantain dishes, each bite transporting you to the streets of Kingston, Lagos, and beyond.

As the sun sets, the celebration continues with a star-studded concert featuring renowned artists from the African and Caribbean music scenes. Let the rhythms of reggae, afrobeats, soca, and dancehall carry you into the night, culminating in a spectacular display of unity and joy.

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