Aalborg Carnival

Everybody loves the thrills and excitement brought about by carnivals.  Aalborg Carnival is the largest carnival in Northern Europe.  There are up to 60,000 carnivalists in the Grand Parade and more than 100,000 spectators mesmerized by the spectrum of colors that they get to watch.  This is indeed a spectacular event that one must watch.

In comparison with other carnivals, Aalborg Carnival allows spectators to join the Grand Parade on May 28th.  They can move through the streets of Aalborg and the parade ends in Kildeparken where the most colorful party of the year takes place.

There is a wide variety of entertainment in Kildeparken.  There is a giant festival area where you can see enthusiastic partygoers all dressed up and hyped as they listen and dance to different genres of music from Rock to the latest disco vibes.

There are also theme bars where you can enjoy a drink or two with fantasy figures like pirates and princesses.  To top it off, just before midnight, there is a fireworks display that symbolizes the end of the Aalborg Carnival.

The Battle of Carnival Bands takes place on May 20th.   Many groups of musicians from international and local groups perform at C.W. Obels Plads and at Gammeltorv.

This is not just an event for adults.  Kids can also join in the Children’s Carnival that takes place on May 21st.  About 5,000 children dress up and march along the parade route to Kildeparken with their parents.  On this day, the park turns into a kingdom for children of all ages.  This event offers the whole family a wonderland full of music, a wide variety of entertainment and activities.

 

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