West Indian Carnival party moves to ATLAPA

The Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum of Panama (SAMAAP) has been celebrating its own distinct Carnival for the last 31 years. On Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19, the festivities are once again at the ATLAPA Convention Center for the Gran West Indian Fair from noon to 8:00 p.m. Entrance is just $5 for adults and $2 for kids and door prizes include a round trip ticket to Jamaica to be raffled off by Copa Airlines.

This Carnival celebration had a lot of cultural offerings to be enjoyed: gastronomy, folklore and top performers from the West Indian culture.

Kids enjoyed clowns, face painting and other day activities. There were also be presentations of the queens and princesses of the Carnival.