The famous Dunkirk’s carnival runs every year, in the winter. The locals and many tourists take over the town’s streets to celebrate France’s noisiest and colorful celebration. It includes dozens of street parades with marching bands, competitions, music, traditional food, and drink.
France, Northern France
Accessibility Level – Medium
France (formal), English spoken by most of the population
The festivities run from January to March with a series of events on weekend days in Dunkirk and nearby villages. The climax of the carnival takes place on the ‘Trois Joyeuses’ (Three Joyful Days) before Ash Wednesday (a Christian holy day of prayer and fasting). During these days, Sunday to Tuesday, the town of Dunkirk embraces an atmosphere of excitement and celebration.
Frequently Asked Questions
Best Time To Visit
The festivities run from January to March
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