A major theme of the Atlanta Carnival are the street parades in costumes, masks and an array of colours. This is an African tradition which has stood the test of time. Natural objects such as stones and bones are also used as part of the decorations, in keeping with traditional Atlanta Carnival methods. There are still many traditional consumes, colours and dances associated with the Atlanta Carnival as well as the all- important Afro-Caribbean music styles.
Atlanta Carnival Dates & Location
Atlanta Carnival normally takes place Memorial day weekend in May. The main parade starts at the staging area at the Civic Centre Marta Station and heads south along West Peachtree to Ralph McGill. The route then veers to the left along Peachtree street before passing through the downtown area. A short trip along the road takes the procession to another left turn towards the festival village, the final destination of the parade.
The festivities will take place on Saturday May 25th.
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