The August Bank Holiday 2013, will be the 49th Notting Hill Carnival. Join Carnival celebrations, and don't miss Panorama, the Calypso Tent and other Carnival events. Starting in July, Carnival is a season of activities that celebrate the five carnival art disciplines; masquerade bands, steel bands, calypso music, static and mobile sound systems.
London Calypso Tent
July 2013 The annual pre-Carnival spectacular! A showcase of rich talent of British based Calypsonians. The 'Tent' is open every Friday until Carnival.
Carnival Village, The Tabernacle, Powis Square
more info on London Calypso Tent
August 36th National Panorama Championship The UK's top steelbands, each comprising of between 40 and 75 musicians, compete for the title 'National Champions of Steel'. Horniman Pleasance Park Kensal Road, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Carnival Sunday: Steelbands participate in a procession to mark the official opening of the Notting Hill Carnival. Revellers daub paint and mud on themselves as a traditional way of driving away demons. Location: Ladbroke Grove Road Meet by Sainsburys at the top of Ladbroke grove between 5:30 - 6:00am and get ready to get dirty! Time: 6am - 9am.
Carnival Sunday - Childrens Parade
Sunday 25th August 2013 Carnival Sunday is the Childrens parade and a great day to relax and enjoy before the main parade on Monday. Look out for the Junior Costume Competition (categories include King, Queen and Best Band) Time: 10am - 8.30pm
Notting Hill Carnival Monday
Monday 26Aug 2013 Carnival Monday is one of Europe largest street events. The UK's leading Steel bands, Mas bands, Soca on the Move Sound Systems make up the parade.
The Carnival parade will start at 10am and finish at 8:30pm. All Static Sound Systems will have to be finished by 7pm.