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2022 Carnival Calabar and Festival Calendar

By Frank Ulom

After two years of absence following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that put the world at a standstill, the Carnival Calabar and Festival is back this 2022.

According to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State during the First Dry Run on October 16, 2022, the theme for this year is “Agro-Industrialisation”.

CONVERSEER reported earlier that Governor Ayade also introduced two more competitive bands to add to the former five, making it seven. The 7 competitive bands are; Seagull Band, Freedom Band, Passion 4 Band, Masta Blasta Band, Bayside Band, CalasVegas Band, and Diamond Band.

Below is a comprehensive timetable and calendar for the 2022 Carnival Calabar and Festival.

16TH OCT. 2022 – FIRST CARNIVAL DRY RUN

VENUE:- Millennium Park – Carnival Route
TIME:- 2pm
FEATURES:- Display By Carnival Bands
ACCESS:- FREE

13TH NOV. 2022 – SECOND CARNIVAL DRY RUN

VENUE:- Millennium Park – Carnival Route
TIME:- 2pm
FEATURES:- Display By Carnival Bands
ACCESS:- FREE

18TH DEC. 2022 – THIRD CARNIVAL DRY RUN

VENUE:- Millennium Park – Carnival Route
TIME:- 2pm
FEATURES:- Display By Carnival Bands
ACCESS:- FREE

23RD DEC. 2022 – PRAISE & WORSHIP

VENUE:- U. J. Esuene Stadium
TIME:- 7pm
FEATURES:- Mercy, Joe Praise, Moses Bliss, Jimmy D’Psalmist, Pastor Femi, Ekanem Esu, Pastor Akpanke, Victor Winn, Simeon Douglass Choirs, Oluchi Wonder, Promise Effiong, and Others.
ACCESS:- FREE

24TH DEG. 2022 – WHITE STREET PARTY

VENUE:- Jasper 101, Embassy Lounge, Amber Lounge, Roman VIP Lounge, Leopard Town Road
TIME:- 7pm
ACCESS:- FREE

26TH DEC. 2022 – FESTIVAL OF CULTURES, MASQUERADES & DRUMS

VENUE:- Mary Slessor
TIME:- 12noon
FEATURES:- LGA Parade, States Parade, Calapino
ACCESS:- FREE

26TH DEC. 2022 – ARABIAN PARTY

VENUE:- Peregrino Hall, Government House.
TIME:- 7pm
FEATURES:- Fire Man, Belly Dancers, Music & Comedy.
ACCESS:- INVITE

27TH DEC. 2022 – BIKERS CARNIVAL

VENUE:- Carnival Route
TIME:- 11am
FEATURES:- Red Scorpion, Metallic Knight, Max Riders, De Invincible, Diamond Gang Riders, Tinapa Bikers, Stunts, BMW, Cars Parade & more.
ACCESS:- FREE

27TH DEC. 2022 – MISS AFRICA

VENUE:- CICC
TIME:- 6pm
FEATURES:- Pageantry, Music
ACCESS:- TICKETS

28TH DEC. 2022 – CARNIVAL CALABAR

VENUE:- Millennium Park – Carnival Route
TIME:- 10am
FEATURES:- Parade by Bayside, Seagul, Passion 4, Freedom, Masta Blaster, Diamond, and CalasVegas Carnival Bands.
ACCESS:- FREE

29TH DEC. 2022 – CALASVEGAS BEACH PARTY AND SOCCER TOURNAMENT

VENUE:- Calasvegas Beach
TIME:- 12noon
FEATURES:- Music, Soccer, Games, etc.
ACCESS:- FREE

29TH DEC. 2022 – INTERNATIONAL CARNIVAL AND AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

VENUE:- UJ Esuene Stadium
TIME:-7pm
FEATURES:- Brazil, Turkey, Belize, etc.
ACCESS:- FREE

30TH DEC. 2022 – OLD SCHOOL PARTY

VENUE:- Ayade Glass House
TIME:- 7pm
FEATURES:- Mike Okri, Nico Mbaga Band, South Central Band, Comedy, Old School Music by DJ Sacra, Barbecue & More.
ACCESS:- INVITE

Frank Ulom
Frank Ulom
Frank Ulom is an experienced Journalist, Blogger and Writer with several years of experience. His stories are based on community development and have brought positive change across board.

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