Carnival Passport Sweepstakes

What is included in the Carnival Passport: 

  • Welcome messages, carnival schedule, 1 complimentary ticket to each official carnival event, carnival parade routes.
  • Invitation to launch of 2024 Antigua’s Carnival

Terms and conditions:

  • The winners can all be asked to make themselves available for photography/videography. The Carnival passport will not be for sale and will not be available for patrons outside of carnival promotions. 

Fetes – Calendar of Events

Credit: Mario Benjamin, Fete Tracker

Carnival Show Line-up

July 22nd, 2023 - Mr. & Miss Teenage Pageant

The Mr and Miss Teenage Pageant creates opportunities for students within the secondary schools to become role models for their peers and younger individuals. The competition judges the delegates based on their education, performance, elocutionary and talent.

July 23rd, 2023 - Queen of Carnival

Queen of Carnival Pageant: One distinctive feature of Antigua's Carnival is the highly anticipated ``Queen of Carnival`` beauty pageant. Talented young women compete for the prestigious title, showcasing their grace, beauty, and cultural knowledge.

July 27th, 2023 – Official Opening

Antigua’s Carnival will kick off with the Opening Parade through the capital city filled with culture, majorettes/cheerleaders, and floats. This is followed by the opening ceremony to declare Antigua’s Carnival officially open.

July 28th, 2023 – Face Off

Two of Antigua and Barbuda’s leading soca artists go head-to-head in the ultimate battle of talent, entertainment and fun! Ricardo Drue and Tian Winter have joined the line up for Antigua’s carnival in a soca battle.

July 29th, 2023 – T-shirt Mas

A parade through the streets of St. John’s, but the only requirement is that you must wear a T-shirt. The T-shirt can be modified to suit your style of choice; in fact, ladies have used T-shirts to make dresses, bikinis, rompers, and the fashion list goes on. Even the men have their input in transforming their shirts into modern styles.

July 30th, 2023 – Junior Carnival/Junior Calypso

Children's Carnival: Antigua's Carnival places great emphasis on including the younger generation. A dedicated Children's Carnival takes place, providing children with their own parade, costume competitions, and activities, allowing them to experience the joy and spirit of the festival.

July 31st, 2023 – Jaycees Queen Show

A Queen Show comprising of delegates from across regional and international countries hosted by the JCI Organization.

August 1st, 2023 – Drue’s Day

Just as the name suggests, Ricardo Drue, one of Antigua’s top soca artistes will host the annual Drue’s Day Event. Although a Private Event, this allows patrons to forget about everything, and focus on having a really good time. Sounds of music from all genres, as well as local and regional artistes will simply captivate your mind. Drue’s Day will give feters the ultimate Carnival experience – rum, music, dancing, friends, and fun!

August 2nd, 2023 – Junior Party Monarch

Young talent across Antigua competes for the title of Junior Party Monarch in this display of drama, entertainment and fun.

August 3rd, 2023 – Caribbean Melting Pot

Melting Pot is a compilation of several local, regional and international artistes, from different genres, cooked up together to form the second biggest event on the Carnival lineup. Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Dancehall, Zouk and R&B generes are usually represented, with entertainers such as Movado, Aidonia, Kassav, Romaine Virgo, and Bunji Garlin, gracing the Antigua Carnival stage in the past shows.

August 4th, 2023 – Calypso Monarch

Calypso, a popular Caribbean music genre, takes centre stage during Antigua's Carnival. The ``Calypso Monarch Competition`` is a major highlight, where talented calypsonians compete with witty lyrics and social commentary, entertaining the crowds.

August 5th, 2023 – Panorama

Antigua's Carnival embraces the soulful melodies of steel pan music. Steel bands from across the island participate in the Panorama Competition, showcasing their rhythmic skills and creating a mesmerizing atmosphere.

August 6th, 2023 – Party Monarch

Soca, a lively and energetic genre of Caribbean music, dominates the Carnival's soundtracks. Local soca artists performing to ensure a constant rhythm that keeps the crowds dancing and celebrating compete for the crown of “Party Monarch” and proceed the early morning jam, J’Ouvert.

August 8th, 2023 – Parade of the bands/Last lap - Troupes and Costumes

The Carnival revelers join organized troupes and adorn themselves in elaborate, colorful costumes, often inspired by themes of nature, folklore, or current events. The attention to detail and creativity in costume design make Antigua's Carnival visually captivating. The festival concludes with the ``Last Lap`` parade, a grand finale filled with vibrant costumes, music, and dancing.

August 7th, 2023 – J’ouvert/Carnival Monday

``J'Ouvert`` pronounced joo-vay is where revelers cover themselves in colorful paint, water and dance through the streets from the wee hours of the morning until daybreak.

T-shirt Mas Catalogue

Explosion T-Shirt Mas

Contact Number: 268-721-4286 or 736-5805

Las Leyendas

Contact Number: 268-780-0718 or 268-717-3009

GMT Movements

Contact Number: 268-781-3075

Myst Carnival

Contact Number: 268-464-4MAS or 268-464-4FUN

Barefoot Promotions Ltd

Contact Number: 268- 726-6514


Contact Number: 268-764-8090 or 268-729-2222

Xklusive Carnival

Contact Number: 268-726-0027

Queen’s Court Masqueraders

Contact Number: 268-560-4885 or 268-788-4284

Sugar Rush T-Shirts Mas Candy Crush Edition

Contact Number: 268-722-5737

Mas Troupe Catalogue

Myst Carnival

Contact Number: 268-464-4MAS or 268-464-4FUN


Contact Number: 268-785-2225 or 268-726-0936

Jah T-Shirt Mas

Contact Number: 268-723-5462 or 268-729-8833

Virtuous Beauty Mas

Contact Number: 268-722-5322

Insane Carnival

Contact Number: 268-725-5534 or 268-562-6689

Xclamation Mas Troupe

Contact Number: 268-721-0368

Make-up Services

Beauty & The Beat Artistry

MUA: Delicia Bonny
Contact: 268-781-1177
Instagram: @_bbeatartistry

CARNIVAL SPECIAL: 10% off Carnival Special, if you book between 4th July to 20th of July 2023. All looks include lashes. A 50% Deposit is required to secure bookings. Rhinestones – additional $10

Radiant Beats 

MUA: Tatyana Baron
Number: 268-719-3592
Click to Book

Keri’s Makeup Artistry

MUA: Kerisa Dinard
Contact: 268-727-3310
Instagram: @keridbeauty

CARNIVAL SPECIAL: Face Beat (Full Face – Eyeshadow, Foundation, Concealer, Gems, Lips & Eyelashes) Cost: XCD $100

Accentuate the Beauty Bar

MUA: Justine Charles
Contact: 268-772-2900
Instagram: @makeupaccents
Click to Book 

CARNIVAL SPECIAL: A full get ready for the road experience in addition to makeup services, we are offering hair services, pre-road massages, photoshoot, costume/dressing assistance and alterations.

Aarati Jagdeo

MUA: Aarati Jagdeo
Cell: (268) 723 6593
Instagram: @aaratijagdeo


MUA: Erika Pearson
Contact Number/Whatsapp: 268-723-3002
Instagram: @ezebeauty_makeup

Twinkle Beauties

MUA : Makeda Joseph
Phone number: 268-780-1563
Instagram: @lafemmetwinkle_beauties

CARNIVAL SPECIAL: Lashes and touch up mini pouches.

Makeup by Joette

MUA: Joette Bradshaw
Contact Number: 268-774-4329
Instagram: @beauty_byjoette

CARNIVAL SPECIAL: A glass of wine, mini facial, adequate skin prep with SPF, flawless skin base, eyeshadow, gems and glitter (optional), lipstick or lip gloss. Cost $150

The Beauty Lab by B Chic

MUA: Rahsania C. Joseph
Contact Number: 268-780-5447
Instagram: @bchic268
Schedule Appointment with The Beauty Lab by B’Chic (

Facecases Makeup Artistry

MUA: Azalea Smith
Contact information: 268-721-7142
Social Media Handles:
Instagram: @facecases_makeupartistry

Makeup by Charity

MUA: Charity Henry

Chica Bonita Makeup Artistry

MUA: Vonda Francis
Contact Number : 268-774-7020
Instagram: @Chicabonita268

CARNIVAL SPECIAL: Carnival Full Glam Beat with Mini Facial Includes Gems, Pearls or Glitter. Cost $100

Kiss & Makeup by Zee

MUA: Rahsania C. Joseph
Contact Number: 268-780-5447
Instagram: @bchic268
Schedule Appointment with The Beauty Lab by B’Chic (


MUA: Nivar Edwards
Email Address:
Phone Number: 268-736-8302
Instagram: @Beatsbyravin

Make up by Alisha

MUA: Alisha Grayman
Contact Number: 268-775-2328

Ché Antigua

MUA: Chelsian James
Phone Number: (268) 780-0702
Instagram: @cheartistry

Ari-Pasha Pigott

MUA: Ari-Pasha Pigott
Contact Number: 268-788-4989
Instagram: @by_dadon

Flawless Beaute Factory

MUA: Jafrica Jacobs
Instagram: @flawlessbeautefactory
Contact Number: 268-773-3686
Click to Book

CARNIVAL SPECIAL: A colourful makeup look including a limited selection of bold colours, sparkling glitter, pigments, shimmers or coloured/graphic eye liner. This package also includes, shimmering highlighter, flawless long-lasting skin, a selection of premium top lashes and body shimmer, an option of glossy or matte lip colours. Cost: XCD $160

Angelique D’Mua Makeup Suite

MUA: Angelique Nathan
Contact Number: 770-5545
Instagram: @angelique_d_mua

Dolled by the Aquarian

MUA: Tiana Edwards
Click to Book
Contact Number/WhatsApp: 268-774-8622

CARNIVAL OFFERS: The carnival doll $100 EC for each day. This package includes mini facial, full coverage makeup, contour and highlight, glitter, rhinestones, foil, you name it! Light refreshments will be on sale.

Timeless Beauty Makeup Artistry

MUA: Mrs. Sharon Jackie Roberts
Telephone: 268-720-1554

Pretty Beats

MUA: Briana James
Contact Number: 268-725-8171
Instagram: @PwettyBeats_11

Glow Beauty Bar

MUA: Yorie Taylor
Contact Number: 268-736-1766
Instagram: @glowbeautybar.anu
Click to Book

CARNIVAL OFFERS: Full glam, lashes and gems included. A refresh kit for the road is included.

Makeup Central

MUA: Constea Codrington
Email Address:
Contact Number: 268 720-5540
Instagram: @makeupcentral268
Click to Book

MK Beauty Studio

MUA: Juneilia James
Contact Number: 268-775-7301
Instagram: @mkbeautystudio268

The Glam Lounge

MUA: Daveile
Contact Number: (268) 771 4229 (All inquiries must be made via WhatsApp – no calls, no direct messages)
Instagram: @theglamloungeantigua


MUA: Aaliyah Taylor
Contact Number: 268-780-5260
Instagram: @glossedbyfauxbae
Click to Book

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