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Anguilla's Summer Festival

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This year's Carnival theme is "Culture Glamour and Plenty Jammin' - Anguilla Carnival 97. ".

July 31 - August 11, 1997

Carnival and Boat Racing

The opening ceremony, Boat races, Kids'Carnival and street dancing are free, but there is an admission fee for events at the Carnival Village (US$8-15, buy tickets at the door). The village is set up in Landsome Bowl in The Valley. Turn at the Anglican Church and go past the Valley Primary School.
1998 Schedule!


Information provided by Mimi on the Carnival committee. If you have any questions, email the Tourist Board at atbtour@anguillanet.com (for last minute changes, listen to Radio Anguilla AM 1505.)
Schedule for Carnival 97 and Boat Races
THUR July 31 Opening Ceremony
Fireworks, Local and Visiting Artists
Award for "Best Booth".
6:30pm Carnival Village (Free Adm.)

FRI Aug 1 Bands Festival
When local bands do it fa' deh fans
8:30pm Carnival Village

SAT Aug 2 Youths Nite
Junior Prince and Princess.
Calypso Competition.
Geared to children/family.
7pm Carnival Village

SUN Aug 3 Swimsuit Competition
Miss Anguilla Pageant
3pm Paradise Cove Resort

SUN Aug 3 International Nite
Visiting Reggae/Calypso Artists
9pm Carnival Village

MON Aug 4 J'ouvert Morning
Top bands hit the streets.
5am-10am Sunrise Street Dancing
The Valley

AUGUST MONDAY
A,B & C CLASS BOAT RACES
30 traditional boats race.
Thousands of spectators/Picnics.
Climb Greasy Pole, swim races.
Catch the greasy pig contest.
11am SANDY GROUND

MON Aug 4 Miss Talented Teen
Show of drama/song/culture talent.
8:30pm Carnival Village

TUE Aug 5 A CLASS BOAT RACE
Big racing boats compete.
11am Sandy Ground to Island Harbour

TUE Aug 5 Africa Revisited
A Cultural Extravaganza
African Queen Show. Song/dance.
8:30pm Carnival Village

WED Aug 6 A&B BOAT RACES
11am Sandy Ground to Blowing Point
WED Aug 6 Calypso Monarch Competition
Calypso finalists battle King Splinter.
8:30pm Carnival Village

AUGUST THUR A B&C BOAT RACES
Second biggest boat racing day.
Thousands of spectators. Food/drink.
More races, picnics, water sports.
11am Meads Bay

THUR Aug 7 Miss Anguilla Pageant
Five beautiful contestants.
Talent competition. Costumes.
8:30 Carnival Village

FRI Aug 8 Parade of Troupes
Troupes, floats, bands, parade.
10am The Valley

SAT Aug 9 Children's Carnival
Games, horse rides, Calypso karaoke.
Dozens of activites for children.
Adults welcome, with a child!
10am Carnival Village. Free

SAT Aug 9 (ANCAA)
Food Fair & Craft Exhibition
Local Artists. Traditional cooks.
May Pole Dancing. Live Music.
10am Webster Parking Lot, The Valley

SAT Aug 9 Leeward Island Calypso Comp.
Who goin' home with de crown?
calypso kings from 9 Leeward Islands.
9pm Carnival Village

SUN Aug 10 A CLASS BOAT RACES
Top 7 boats compete for coveted
"Champion of Champions".
11am Sandy Ground

SUN Aug 10 Caribbean Guest Artists Nite
Calypso, Soca and Reggae Artists
9pm Carnival Village

MON Aug 11 Last Lap
6pm to 10pm Sunset Street Dancing
Local bands play on moving trucks.
Last chance to celebrate.
6-10pm The Valley
 Revised: June 16, 1998



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