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Trinidad and Tobago Kicks off Carnival Weekend

fantastic fridayIt’s Fantastic Friday in Trinidad and Tobago; the day that kicks off a four-day weekend during which the world’s largest street party (also known as Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival) will take place.

If you’re headed to the twin island today, you’re just in time for a plethora of concerts and activities. Here are a few that you might want to consider checking out.

Calypso Rose in Concert

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Where: Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-Of-Spain

When: 7 p.m.

Description: Calypso Rose, the Calypso Queen of the world and the 2017 recipient of the World Album of the year award in France, will take the stage, alongside performers such as Machel Montano, MX Prime, David Rudder and  USA’s Angela Hunte.

Traditional Carnival Characters Festival

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Where: Corner of George and Prince Streets, Port-Of-Spain

When: 12 p.m.

Description: Characters from the earliest days of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival such as the Dame Lorraine, Midnight Robber and Blue Devil parade through the streets of Port-Of-Spain.

Dragon Festival


Where: Corner of George and Prince Streets, Port-Of-Spain

When: 10 a.m.

Description: The traditional carnival character known as the “King Best” will parade through the streets of Port-Of-Spain.

The International Soca Monarch Competition

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Where: Hasely Crawford Stadium

When: 10 p.m.

Description: Trinidad and Tobago’s biggest artists and performers all gather on one stage to vie for a cash prize.

For a complete list of activities taking place in Trinidad and Tobago all weekend long,  go here.

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani


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