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Atlanta Carnival 2024 delivered a spectacular celebration of Caribbean Unity

Atlanta, GA – This past weekend, Atlanta was transformed into a vibrant hub of cultural celebration as it hosted the most successful Caribbean Carnival in its history, dubbed the “One Caribbean Carnival.” Thousands of attendees from diverse backgrounds flocked to the city from May 24th to May 27th, celebrating the rich cultural heritage, music, and traditions of the Caribbean.

Produced by the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association (ACCBA), the 37th edition of the annual event showcased a spectacular array of colorful costumes, infectious music, and energetic performances. The Grand Parade, despite early rain, became a breathtaking spectacle, featuring numerous masquerade bands with elaborate, beautifully crafted costumes that brought the streets to life.

The Festival Village was a highlight, offering a wide array of Caribbean cuisine, art, and craft vendors. Festival-goers were treated to an immersive experience, with the village providing a perfect blend of flavors, sights, and sounds from the Caribbean.

Prominent figures such as Georgia State House Representative Segun Adeyina, former State Representative Donna McLeod, and media executive Le’Dor Milteer served as 2024 parade Grand Marshals, adding a distinguished presence to the festivities. Renowned Caribbean artists, including Soca, Reggae, and Dancehall stars, delivered electrifying performances that kept the crowd entertained throughout the event.

Dominica’s culture was prominently featured by Bouyon Boss, Asa Bantan, who served as a Grand Marshal and a performer at the post-parade concert. He shared the stage with Trinidad’s 2024 Road March Champ Mical Teja, Jadel, USVI’s Pumpa, St. Lucia’s Teddyson John, Antigua’s Tian Winter, and the legendary Burning Flames, among others.

ACCBA President Patricia Tonge Edigin expressed her delight at the event’s success, stating, “We are thrilled with the overwhelming success of this year’s carnival. The turnout was incredible, and the positive feedback from attendees highlights the importance of celebrating our cultural diversity. We are proud to have created an event that not only entertains but also educates and unites our community.”

The 2024 Atlanta Caribbean Carnival was a community effort, made possible by the support of volunteers, community partners, and corporate sponsors. This year’s sponsors included The British Virgin Islands, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Publix, S&A Laparkan, Soca Wine, Monster Energy, T20 Trap Water, The Leach Firm, Negril Authentic Caribbean Street Food, Golden Krust, C3 Designs Biz, So Blast Marketing & Exposure, Asinto Music Network, Clarke TV Network, T2A Films, Streetz 94.5, Bakanal TV, LaVonda Gilchrest Realtors, Gilchrest Capital, Legendary Vision, and Ritas.

Looking ahead, the ACCBA is already preparing for the 38th Atlanta Caribbean Carnival, set to take place from May 23rd to 26th, 2025, and will spotlight the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago. For more information, visit and follow the event on social media via Facebook and Instagram.

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