The inaugural Guyana Carnival was held on May 18-27, 2018. The experience was nothing short of fun, and for every event, the energy was high. Hundreds
of Guyanese participated in events such as all-inclusive parties, concerts, boat rides, day tours and a grand costume day parade through the streets of Georgetown.
On the actual carnival day, the weather threatened a bit, but thousands of locals still flocked the streets to get a glimpse of the extravagant proceedings which took place on May 26. On that day, Guyana also celebrated 52 years as an independent nation.
Persons were seen snapping selfies against the backdrop of revelers while others recorded videos of the event to post on social media. But apart from all the frolicking on the streets, the Guyana Carnival, without a doubt, also proved to be a successful business venture.
A number of local businesses in the food, beverage, and arts and crafts industry reaped huge benefits from the privately-led pilot Guyana Carnival 2018. The event, which was spearheaded by local promoters Hits and Jams, also attracted lots of interest from the Diaspora.