Carnival of Cultures Berlin

Carnival of Cultures Berlin

Aug 15, 2021
Various locations

Due to the measures in place in response to coronavirus please check the official page of this event for any possible further details on cancellation / postponement.

The Carnival of Cultures is open to all forms of cultural expression, usually in the apt setting of the culturally diverse Kreuzberg area of Berlin each year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic however, a decentralised version of the Carnival of Cultures will take place, with smaller events in various locations.

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 is usually on Pentecost Sunday, featuring thousands of dancers, musicians and street artists performing for a crowd of half a million, although this year, it takes place in August. The street parade normally takes place at Yorckstraße / Großbeerenstraße and ending at Hermannplatz. Let's see what the 2021 version has in store!

Celebrating Carnival of Cultures in 2021

The carnival typically turns the streets of Kreuzberg into Berlin’s largest stage, challenging everyday ideas and conventions through captivating art and celebration. This year will be different, with smaller events popping up in numerous locations, so check out the Carnival of Cultures website for the most up-to-date information.