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Will you be in the Charlotte, North Carlina area this summer? Don’t miss this fun festival at Carowinds! We were able to be there last year, and it was so much fun. The music, the costumes, the colors, the lights – amazing!

Celebrate the world on a grand scale at Carowinds’ Grand Carnivale, a larger-than-life international festival with extravagant sights, pulsing rhythms, delicious international food, a spectacular parade, block parties, and fun traditions from around the globe. The limited-time event runs from Saturday, June 25 through Sunday, July 10, and is a one-of-a-kind immersive international celebration.

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The 16-day festival returns for the second consecutive year at Carowinds.

Guests will take a culinary trip around the world with samples of more than 20 delicious creations from six different countries. In 2022, guests will be able to taste new menu offerings from China, France, Germany, India, Italy, and Spain. Each country’s menu offers multiple sweets and savories plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Spectacle of Color Parade

Grand Carnivale’s Spectacle of Color parade occurs nightly at 8:30 p.m. and includes 120 mesmerizing performers, vibrant music, colorful costumes, and countless beads flying through the air.

The parade features seven authentic floats, produced by Kern Studios direct from New Orleans, La., including a float that includes eight selected Carowinds’ in-park guests.

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When: Saturday, June 25 through Sunday, July 10, daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET.

Where: Carowinds, 300 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273

The Royal Send-Off

About Carowinds

Carowinds, a 400-acre amusement park located on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line, is home to top-rated roller coasters, including Fury 325, the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster, as well as more than 60 rides, attractions, and live stage shows. Carolina Harbor, a 26-acre water park, features a variety of water slides, wave pools, large play structures and a three-acre children’s play area. Carowinds Camp Wilderness and SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Carowinds are guest accommodations located on-site. For information on attractions and accommodations at Carowinds, visit

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