Carnival of Cultures Berlin

Carnival of Cultures Berlin

May 17, 2024May 20, 2024
Various locations

Berlin's famous Carnival of Cultures is back! The Carnival is open to all forms of cultural expression, in the apt setting of the culturally diverse Kreuzberg area of Berlin

Berlin's diverse international community

The world-famous Carnival of Cultures (Karneval der Kulturen) is a scene of brightly coloured costumes, dance, music and rituals. A global platform that supports empowerment and identity, with space for both traditional and contemporary elements of performance, it is an event for people from all walks of life, young and old, professional and amateur, from any country in the world.

It is the go-to event for Berlin's diverse international community to make their cultures visible and for one and all to celebrate cultural diversity.

Carnival of Cultures street parade

The highlight of the festival is the Carnival of Cultures street parade on Pentecost Sunday, featuring thousands of dancers, musicians and street artists performing for a crowd of half a million. This year, the street parade starts at the corner of Gneisenaustraße and Zossener Straße at around noon on May 17 and ends at Hermannplatz. Let's see what the 2024 version has in store!

But it's not all about the parade: the Carnival of Cultures is a multi-day festival of street parties, musical performances and over 350 market stalls. If you're feeling hungry, many booths offer a variety of culinary delights to tempt your sweet and savoury teeth. The vibrant festival has something to offer for people of all ages, from fun entertainment for kids to lively nightlife for adults. 

Celebrating Carnival of Cultures in 2024

The carnival turns the streets of Kreuzberg into Berlin’s largest stage, challenging everyday ideas and conventions through captivating art and celebration. Check out the Carnival of Cultures event page for the most up-to-date information.