Carnival in Aalborg

Northern Europe's largest carnival
Carnival in Aalborg is the largest carnival in Northern Europe with up to 25,000 carnivalists in the Grand Parade and more than 100,000 spectators catching the magnificent wave of colours and fantasy along the parade route. Don't miss this spectacular event! Be a part of a world full of colours, impressive costumes, music, rhythms and dance from all corners of the world. You are the entertainer - the street is your stage.

The Grand Parade. You are the entertainer!
What distinguishes Aalborg Carnival from most other carnivals is that everyone can participate in the Grand Parade on May 24th. The parade moves through the streets of Aalborg and ends up in Kildeparken, where the festivities reach their climax and the biggest and most colorful party of the year takes place!

Festive atmosphere
A diversified entertainment program at the Kildeparken contributes to a festive atmosphere. The park is transformed into a giant festival area where happy and dressed up people enjoy entertainment that stretches from competitions to dance and music from different stages. Rock, pop, afro, reggae, samba and the latest disco vibes enchant the park. Moreover, you can enjoy drinks with pirates, princesses and fantasy figures in different theme bars. The party continues until just before midnight where an amazing fireworks show symbolizes the end of Aalborg Carnival.

Battle of Carnival Bands in Aalborg
Enjoy the inventiveness, experience the diversity of carnival traditions and be impressed by great costumes and rhythms from all corners of the world at the Battle of Carnival Bands which takes place on May 17th! The Battle of the Carnival Bands consists of a parade and several stage shows where international carnivals groups compete to win the title 'Best Carnival Group of the Year'.

The Childrens Carnival
The Children's Carnival Parade takes place Saturday May 17th at Gabels Torv. From here, about 5,000 dressed up children and their parents march along the parade route to Kildeparken. On this day, the park turns into a kingdom for children of all ages - a kingdom of magic and bubbling jo,y a wonderful universe full of singing and music, with a wide range of entertainment and activities. The Children’s Carnival offers the whole family a joyful and entertaining day. So bring your family and enjoy a day of fun together

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Event date/time
16/05/2014 - 24/05/2014 AalborgMonday - Sunday -

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Ota yhteyttä


Vesterbro 2
9000 Aalborg


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  • Activities

    • festival
  • City / Area

    • Nørre Sundby
    • Aalborg
  • Feel like

    • Afternoon
    • Aktiv 3
    • Cosy
    • Evening
    • Hygge 1
    • Morning
    • Outside
    • Tøsesjov 2
    • Underholdning 4
  • Intended audience

    • adults
    • Family with children
  • Types of events

    • Festival
    • Music
    • National event
    • Town Fête



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  • Coordinates

    Longtitude : 9.911019
    Latitude : 57.042109