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Antigua-Barbuda Carnival: The Caribbean’s greatest summer festival celebrates 60th anniversary


ST JOHN’S, Antigua –Antigua and Barbuda’s milestone 60th anniversary of carnival was celebrated with thousands of residents and visitors experiencing the excitement of Antigua’s Carnival, the Caribbean’s greatest summer festival.

The major carnival celebrations ran from July 28 to August 8, 2017, under the theme, “Celebrate Greatness” and showcased the pageantry, mas, music and revelry, providing a unique spectacle to appeal to all carnival aficionados visiting the destination.

Visitors to Antigua and Barbuda were invited to join in on the celebrations as the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority ‘Summer of 60’ promotion was launched regionally and internationally to engage visitors and encourage them participate in the 60th anniversary celebrations.


The ‘Summer of 60’ promotion highlighted all carnival events that visitors could take part in. Hotels, restaurants, boutiques, tours and excursion providers in Antigua and Barbuda, also teamed up with the Tourism Authority for the promotion, raising awareness of the destination as a lively summer holiday spot and providing an opportunity for visitors to save up to 60% off on various experiences while on vacation. In addition, regional audiences were targeted and given the opportunity to win a trip to Antigua for the carnival. The ‘Summer of 60’ promotion features some amazing offers and continues until October 12, 2017.

While Antigua and Barbuda’s Carnival festivities have just about culminated, the event will continue to receive mileage as the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority played host to numerous media in the destination for the summer festivities.