Aalborg Carnival

Northern Europe's largest carnival
The carnival in Aalborg is the largest carnival in Northern Europe with up to 60,000 carnivalists in the Grand Parade and more than 100,000 spectators watching the magnificent wave of colours and fantasy along the parade route. Don't miss this spectacular event! Be a part of a world full of colours, impressive costumes, music, rhythms and dance from all corners of the world. You are the entertainer - the street is your stage.

The Grand Parade. You are the entertainer!
What distinguishes Aalborg Carnival from most other carnivals is that everyone can participate in the Grand Parade on May 28th. The parade moves through the streets of Aalborg and ends in Kildeparken, where the festivities reach their climax and the biggest and most colorful party of the year takes place!

Festive atmosphere
A diversified entertainment program in Kildeparken contributes to a festive atmosphere. The park is transformed into a giant festival area where happy and dressed up people enjoy entertainment that stretches from competitions to dance and music from different stages. Rock, pop, afro, reggae, samba and the latest disco vibes enchant the park. Moreover, you can enjoy drinks with pirates, princesses and fantasy figures in different theme bars. The party continues until just before midnight where an amazing fireworks show symbolizes the end of Aalborg Carnival.

The international carnival – The Battle of Carnival Bands
The Battle of Carnival Parade takes place on Friday May 20th, and here groups that have been invited to participate in the parade will perform. Between 15.30 and 17.30 o’clock international and local groups will perform in the spirit of the carnival at C.W. Obels Plads and at Gammeltorv. At 18 o’clock, the beautiful carnival parade begins from John F. Kennedys Plads (near the busterminal), and it will continue via Boulevarden and end at Gabels Torv.

The Childrens Carnival
The Children's Carnival Parade takes place Saturday May 21th at Gabels Torv. From here, about 5,000 dressed up children and their parents march along the parade route to Kildeparken. On this day, the park turns into a kingdom for children of all ages - a kingdom of magic and bubbling joy: a wonderful universe full of singing and music and with a wide range of entertainment and activities. The Children’s Carnival offers the whole family a joyful and entertaining day. So bring your family and enjoy a day of fun together

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Opening hours

19/05/2017 - 27/05/2017 Monday - Sunday

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