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Baltimore/Washington­ DC Caribbean Carnival with the UEP & Mahogany Philly!

DC/Baltimore Caribbean Carnival with the Urban Explorers and Mahogany Philly!

The Caribbean comes to Washington once a year with this spectacular annual carnival, attended by around half a million people. The parade, featuring more than 25 masquerade groups, kicks off the festivities on Saturday.

Note that this is a shared event with Mahogany Philly (

"DC Caribbean Carnival is annual Caribbean style parade and festival designed to encourage cross-cultural programs within the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area community in the expansion of Caribbean culture, and to educate youths and adults in Caribbean arts, crafts and culture.

For more than 20 years, the parade has been a popular summer event featuring 30 participating groups representing the Caribbean, Latin America and the Diaspora in colorful costumes portraying different themes, dancing to the sound of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, African, Haitian, Latin and Steelband music." -


IMPORTANT:  DC Carnival organizers have yet to release 2013 event details, thus our itinerary is necessarily tentative.


7:30 a.m. - Meet at 30th St. Station

7:50 p.m. - Bus to Baltimore (3 hours approx.)

12:00 p.m. - Parade kickoff, food, concerts, arts and crafts

Party the night away!


The festivities continue!

6:45 p.m. - Bus to Philadelphia

10:00 p.m. - Arrival

Cost - Please visit to

submit payment (select the "Carnival" tab).

$170 per person, dual occupancy.

Important Notes

- Rooms are available on a first-come, first served basis.

- Please note that payments are non-refundable.

- You may indicate a roommate during initial payment.  Otherwise, you will be randomly assigned.

What's Included?

A lot!  Price includes:

- round trip transportation via bus

- overnight hotel stay (shared room)

- your Mahogany Philly top

Please note that this trip is available exclusively as a package.  Transportation, hotel, and top may not be purchased separately.

Participants should anticipate costs for event admission ($10 Sat/ $15 Sun), casual meals, and metro tickets.

Where Will We Stay?

We want to be in the heart of the action, and will be staying in the Baltimore Inner Harbor (Downtown) at the Royal Sonesta

Royal Sonesta Features

We are booked at the beautiful Royal Sonesta Hotel.  Located in the Inner Harbor, the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore offers a AAA approved 4-Diamond experience. Guest amenities include a 24-hour rooftop fitness center, swimming pool with panoramic views, racquetball and tennis court, and complimentary daily shoe shine.

Can I Bring a Guest?

Guests over the age of 21 are welcome.









































Standard Tee (Unisex): Available in sizes S - 6X.  True to size.















Have questions?  Email [masked] or call (267) 225-MAHOGANY.

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  • Blackblondie

    Just grab a spot and paid in full hope am in!!!

    July 8, 2013

  • Blackblondie


    July 8, 2013

  • Blackblondie

    Hope I'm in just paid for my Carnival trip. Am soo excited and I just can't hide it.!!!

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Raheem H.

    does this include transportation?

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I already have obligations

    May 12, 2013

  • Dee

    I plan to be there, but will not be able to do the bus ride and overnight stay.

    May 5, 2013

  • Bliszful S.

    Hoping to be paired with a positive non smoking room mate who is adventurous and happy

    April 20, 2013

  • Bliszful S.

    Hoping to be paired with a positive non smoking room mate who is adventurous and happy

    April 20, 2013

  • Dee

    my guest will be my roomate

    April 8, 2013

  • Danene

    Bringing a guest that will room with me.

    March 2, 2013

  • Jean W

    Will be travelling for work in July :(

    February 26, 2013

  • charlene s.

    date change dosen't work for me

    February 21, 2013

  • Chris

    My guest will be my roommate. How is payment handled?

    February 20, 2013

    • Lawrence M.

      Hello Chris, we will start taking payments on March 1st via Google checkout.

      February 21, 2013

  • Jean W

    I just wanted to add a guest

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Heather

    Bringing a guest

    January 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My roommate will be my guest

    December 31, 2012

  • Antoinette F.

    my guest will be my roommate

    December 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My guest will be my roommate

    December 20, 2012

  • Dee

    my guest will be my roomate

    December 19, 2012

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