Grenada Carnival 2012

Carnival on the isle of spice is upon us again. Preparations are well on their way for the festival season on the island of Grenada. The series of events which form part of Grenada Carnival 2012 activities are set to launch on June 2nd at the National Stadium, with the opening of the “Spicemas Carnival City” carded for June 14th. The Spicemas 2012 Corporation has dubbed this year’s Carnival theme as: Uniquely Rooted in Our Rich Ancestral Traditions. Shortknee: Legacy of the Chantuelle.

The Shortnee, a mask wearing icon of Grenada’s Carnival 2012 renowned for their knee trousers which are made of brightly colored cotton fabric will play a huge part of the celebrations. The calendar of events for the island’s celebration will include the Soca Monarch Quarter Finals and Semi Finals, Groovy Semifinals, Children’s Carnival Frolic, Calypso Soca Monarch, Carnival Monday’s J’ouvert celebration, Monday Night Mas, and Tuesday’s Parade of the Bands.

The official calendar of events celebrating Grenada’s culture, music and dance will span from June 2nd to August 14th 2012. Although each parish on the island will feature its own “mas”, the main Carnival activities will be found in and around the streets of the capital city of St. George’s. Thousands of spectators both local and from abroad will line the city streets on Carnival Monday and Tuesday to view the popular Jab Jab and Mas Parade. The costume bands will be in full parade with their bold colors and will be surrounded by live pulsating music.

Spicemas 2012 Schedule


Events Date Venue
Launch of Carnival June 2nd National Stadium
Opening of Spicemas

Carnival City

June 14th Fort Matthew
Junior Panorama semis & Bomb Tune Competition June 30th TBA


Events Date Venue
Soca Quarterfinal July 5th Cuthbert Peters Park
Gouyave: St. John
Soca Quarterfinal July 6th Victoria Hard Court: Victoria St. Mark
Soca Quarterfinal July 7th Fond Recreation Ground
St. Patrick
Soca Quarterfinal July 8th La Sagesse Natural Works
St. David
Spicemas Corp. &

LIME Road Show

July 14th
Calypso Tent judging July 17 – 22 Around the Place
Groovy Semis July 26th Fort Matthew
LIME Soca Monarch Semis July 27th Victoria Park Grenville
Traditional Mas Exhibition/Competition July 28th Victoria : St. Mark
Melody Pappitette

Calypso Semis

July 29th Victoria Park: Grenville


Events Date Venue
Children’s Carnival Frolic August 4th National Stadium
National Queen Show August 9th National Stadium
GCC/LIME Soca Monarch August 10th National Stadium
Panorama August 11th National Stadium
Dimanche Gras August 12th National Stadium
J’Ouvert August 13th Grand Anse to the

St. George’s

Pageant Mas August 13th Grand Anse to the

St. George’s

Monday Night Mas August 13th Grand Anse to the

St. George’s

Parade of the Bands August 14th Grand Anse to the

St. George’s

  • Rockelb

    when are the other parishes launching their carnival 

  • Kishafirever

    carnival launch in st.adnrew’s is on 24th June