Kings Dominion's New International Festival and Cultural Celebration, Grand Carnivale

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Grand Carnivale
Select Days June 25 - July 10, 2022

Grand Carnivale: Virginia's Must-See International Festival of 2022!

Come to Kings Dominion select days June 25 - July 10 to experience how the world kicks up its heels at our day-to-night, larger-than-life, global celebration. King Carl Nivale, Queen Cara Nivale, and their Royal Court are your hosts on a worldwide expedition. Enjoy  AMAZING high-energy live music, delicious international food, lively games, and unique crafts!                        

Take in the extravagant sights and sounds of our nighttime Spectacle of Color Parade, a glittering sensory spectacular of lavish floats, interactive street performers, and pulsing rhythms. As the parade concludes, thunderous music builds to a crescendo and our King and Queen kick off a high-energy block party filled with animated entertainers, spirited dancing, scrumptious eats and so much more.  Grand Carnivale is an international festival with AMAZING fun for everyone!           

The Spectacle of Color Parade

Immerse yourself in the electrifying vibe of our Spectacle of Color Parade, our Grand Carnivale King and Queen’s exhilarating procession of traditions from around the globe. Extravagantly decorated floats, mesmerizing street performers, and pulsing rhythms will enchant and delight spectators of all ages. At several points along the route, we'll pause the parade, and you can join us for dancing, singing, and merrymaking! 

Flavors of Carnivale International Food Festival

While Grand Carnivale is a worldwide block party, it’s also a worldwide food festival. Foodies will rejoice at the wide variety of scrumptious flavors and enchanting aromas. Make sure to grab a Grand Carnivale Tasting Card so you can sample exquisite tastes from around the world!

Live Entertainment

A vibrant variety of live music and thrilling entertainment awaits at Grand Carnivale. The King and Queen of Grand Carnivale bring you the finest acts of live music, dancing, acrobatics, and much more. In some shows, you can join our talented performers in the fun. Around every corner is something new to see and hear!

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