Terms of Use

Website Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Terms

By accessing this Website, accessible from https://www.antiguacarnival.com, you are agreeing to be bound by these Website Terms and Conditions of Use and agree that you are responsible for the agreement with any applicable local laws. If you disagree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from accessing this site. The materials contained in this Website are protected by copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials on Antigua Carnival's Website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  • modify or copy the materials;
  • use the materials for any commercial purpose or for any public display;
  • attempt to reverse engineer any software contained on Antigua Carnival's Website;
  • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  • transferring the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

This will let Antigua Carnival to terminate upon violations of any of these restrictions. Upon termination, your viewing right will also be terminated and you should destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether it is printed or electronic format.

3. Disclaimer

All the materials on Antigua Carnival’s Website are provided "as is". Antigua Carnival makes no warranties, may it be expressed or implied, therefore negates all other warranties. Furthermore, Antigua Carnival does not make any representations concerning the accuracy or reliability of the use of the materials on its Website or otherwise relating to such materials or any sites linked to this Website.

4. Limitations

Antigua Carnival or its suppliers will not be hold accountable for any damages that will arise with the use or inability to use the materials on Antigua Carnival’s Website, even if Antigua Carnival or an authorize representative of this Website has been notified, orally or written, of the possibility of such damage. Some jurisdiction does not allow limitations on implied warranties or limitations of liability for incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Antigua Carnival’s Website may include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Antigua Carnival will not promise that any of the materials in this Website are accurate, complete, or current. Antigua Carnival may change the materials contained on its Website at any time without notice. Antigua Carnival does not make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Antigua Carnival has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The presence of any link does not imply endorsement by Antigua Carnival of the site. The use of any linked website is at the user’s own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Antigua Carnival may revise these Terms of Use for its Website at any time without prior notice. By using this Website, you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim related to Antigua Carnival's Website shall be governed by the laws of Antigua & Barbuda without regards to its conflict of law provisions.

Privacy Policy for Antigua Carnival

At Antigua Carnival, accessible from https://www.antiguacarnival.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Antigua Carnival and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through email at [email protected]

Log Files

Antigua Carnival follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Antigua Carnival uses 'cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.

Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of Antigua Carnival.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Antigua Carnival, which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that Antigua Carnival has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Pary Privacy Policies

Antigua Carnival's Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options. You may find a complete list of these Privacy Policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Antigua Carnival does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Antigua Carnival. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.

Small Band (75 -124 ) 1 head marshal and 4 others
Medium Band(125 -350 ) 1 head marshal and 6 others
Large Band (351 +) 1 head marshal and 10 others
Extra Large (750 and over) 1 head marshal 10 others per 750 grouping


Please read to ensure a Safe and Fun-filled time


Welcome to Antigua's Carnival hot spots, fetes, main stages and road activities held mainly in the public domain of the city of St. John’s and surrounding road circuits; with targeted hot spots island wide leading up to the week each event production.


Antigua and Barbuda National Festival activities are open to all private, corporate, big and small businesses for creating, executing and participation. They encompass many pre-during-post private fetes and hot spots however the major week of Carnival encompass - Carnival Opening Parade; Carnival Monday - J’ouvert and Tee Shirt Mas; Carnival Tuesday - Costume Bands, Winners of competitions, Individuals, and Floats seguing in to Las Lap; and Beach ‘thank you’ Sunday bash.


Antigua’s Carnival is coordinated for the executive producers The Government of Antigua and Barbuda through Antigua and Barbuda Festival Commission (ABFC) and the Ministry of Culture, Sport and National Festivals.


ABFC with support services from the executive producers’ Government Ministries and Departments KINDLY ask ALL business fetes, hot spot fetes, road fetes and road parade participants to adhere to the rules and regulations listed below for your own HEALTH, SAFETY and COMFORT.



  • Registration – ALL groups, troupes, floats, animals and service providers must register at ABFC Office to be allowed to participate on and in any road parade.


Sponsors and Logos


  • Sponsors and Logos - We ask that all road parade groups, troupes and floats adhere to the official KEY sponsors of Carnival listed. All other sponsors are allowed minimal branding rights (To be determined and agreed upon by ABFC). No political signs/logos.


Liquor License

  • All Mas Bands, Tee shirt bands and J’ouvert bands – Sale of alcohol requires a liquor license. This is obtained by purchasing a $100.00 stamp at the post office and then going to Police Headquarters to obtain same. Please display prominently in a mobile bar.



  • All participants, in consideration of participation in this event, agree to: Indemnify, hold harmless and release the ABFC and the St. John’s Development Corporation or any related agents, volunteers and employees, from any and all liability for any injury or damage which may arise out of or in any way be connected with participation in any of Antigua’s Carnival road parades activities. Please make certain all your service providers have personal and vehicle insurance liability.




  • Maintain adequate space as dictated by road parade marshals and security - All groups, troupes, floats and music.


Under 18


  • Entries with children under 18 must have parents/group, troupe/float road parade committee chaperones walking alongside who provide.


  • Cultural Musical Bands, and groups affiliated eg. cheerleaders, precision marching units, drill teams, flag wavers etc. must also have marshals attached for supervision.


  • Entries using sound amplification for musical purposes and for addressing the audience—no indecent language/no speeches/no political.

Road Parades

  • Road Parades are family events, so offensive language; offensive song lyrics; offensive clothing or gestures are strongly prohibited.

Volume Of Music

  • The volume of amplified music must be at a reasonable Children and adults are discouraged from sitting directly behind speaker boxes on trucks as it will damage their eardrums.

Trucks / Container wheels

  • Trucks / Container wheels - All vehicles participating on the road are required to have their wheels + sides of the trucks covered with wood or fencing material 12 inches from the ground. Please see graphic description for reference. All vehicles MUST be checked the pre-event start.


  • Floats should not exceed 8 -10 feet in height – it becomes unsafe and unstable and liability risk to personnel on it and on the ground.


  • Speakers and musical equipment should not exceed 8-10ft in height – Ensure they are strapped securely to the vehicles carrying them. No personnel standing/sitting or unsecured on top of rig/speakers. It becomes unsafe and unstable and liability risk to personnel on it and on the ground.

Rope System

  • Revellers security rope system - All bands over 100 people must use the rope system to contain their patrons. Bands using the roping system please ensure that the rope is ¾ inches thick and should be mounted at the back of the truck and not around the truck. Ensure ropes are heavily monitored by your SAFETY men at.

Glass Bottles

  • No glass bottles - All bands on the parades are to dispense all drinks in plastic cups; ensure this pouring from bottle to plastic cup happens on the route and upon groups’ arrival backstage Carnival.

Don’t Drink and Drive

  • Don’t drink and drive - All drivers of vehicles within the parade should not be drinking alcoholic beverages; if caught may be removed from the parade by Traffic Police if seen to be a hazard to life and limb. The ABFC Road Parade Committee, St. John’s Development Corporation or any related agents, marshals, men at work, volunteers and employees, will not be held responsible for any liability or any injury or damage which may arise out of or in any way be connected with drivers not adhering this safety rule.


  • Animals - Entries involving animals of any kind must provide their own clean-up, and/or have their animals in “diapers”, have dogs on leashes and be kept under control specifically by their professionally trained and certified ONLY animals with a certified vet certificate of health and training specific to their function will be considered for road parade.


  • Road Parade Route – Will be posted and disseminated by ABFC. The judging and staging areas are positioned at various locations specified and agreed to as determined by the ABFC and the Antigua and Barbuda Police.
  • ALL road parade bands, winners, and floats - Are expected to perform along the ENTIRE PARADE ROUTE as agreed to from the ABFC and the Antigua and Barbuda Police.


  • Judging areas - All groups must pass the judging points and should continue past the point of being in front of the area designated by ABFC Parade Committee, men at work and supported by health, safety and security grouping.


  • During road parade - Please ensure you do not block Carnival City ENTRANCES and Any designated emergency roads in the city along the route.


Ensure ALL BIG rigs/ containers/ mobile service provider trucks continue beyond the entrances to your designated containment area on Old Parham Road after Coronation Street once your grouping has entered Carnival City to cross the main stage for final judging. Please ensure all vehicles ONLY park on the left-hand side (Melbourne House, Global Bank, Community First Corporative Credit Union etc.) facing out of town. Failure to comply will result in traffic police escorting you off any other road and away from the parade route and your group for safe containment.


  • Public defacement of property and spectators - Mud or paint “mas” and the spraying of any form of liquid on spectators is not Anyone in violation of this rule will be requested to leave the band by a Marshall or the police.


  • Public defacement of property and spectators - Mud or paint “mas” and the spraying of any form of liquid on spectators is not Anyone in violation of this rule will be requested to leave the band by a Marshall or the police.
Small Band (75 -124 ) 1 head marshal and 4 others
Medium Band(125 -350 ) 1 head marshal and 6 others
Large Band (351 +) 1 head marshal and 10 others
Extra Large (750 and over) 1 head marshal 10 others per 750 grouping


  • Pre Assembling - All Mas camps, groups, troupes, and floats must have a designated vehicular holding area which does not conflict with the official route.
  • Pre Assembly line up – All registered parade vehicles must assemble at the starting point on time. Vehicles arriving after this time WILL lose their position and be placed at the rear of the parade.


  • Band Banners – For easy identification, all troupes, groups, floats are required to have a main banner and segment banners that clearly identify their group.

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