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Bayou Bacchanal 2023 Parade.  Play Mas w/Mas "N" Motion

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Special Deals

Stay at our partnering hotel, Hilton Riverside and enjoy downtown New Orleans, while being close to all festival activities.  To reserve a room by phone call 1-800-445-8667 and use Bayou Bacchanal or Group Code: 916.  If booking online, select the Attendee option. 


Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

Celebrate Caribbean Culture

Volunteer, Participate, or Donate

It is significant to create a space for Caribbean culture in the city of New Orleans.

In 2020, Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture was awarded a grant from The National Performance NetWork through its Artists Relief Fund an initiative supported by The Ford Foundation
Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture was a collaborative partner with The World Trade Center of New Orleans in 2011 and 2012 when they hosted the Caribbean and Latin American business conference. The organization provided steel pan music during their cocktail hour.

New Orleans Cultural Economy (City of New Orleans)

New Orleans World Trade Center 

Southern University of New Orleans (New Orleans Campus)

Greater  New Orleans Foundation

Ashe Cultural Arts Center

St. Lucia Association of Georgia

Institute of Caribbean Studies, Washington, DC

National Caribbean American Heritage Month, Washington, DC

Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalition

Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization

Caribbean Hope of North La. (Monroe)

St. Lucia Consulate (Miami)

St. Lucia Embassy (Washington, DC)

St. Lucia's Office of Diaspora Affairs (Office of Prime Minister)

Caribbean Carnival is the host organization for NCAHM in LA

Orlando Carnival Association

New Orleans and Company

Affiliate Organizations

Marilyn C Laforce, President of Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture



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