Momentum gathers ahead of 3rd Ghana Carnival 2016


With every passing second, the D-day for the 3rd Ghana Carnival inches closer and closer and for revelers the eager anticipation is understandable. The three days event promises fun and excitement as Ghana shows it creative, cultural and tourism side to its citizens and the rest of the world. Itinerary for the occasion include an avalanche of ecstatic and fun-filled activities that will be nothing the country has experienced in a long while.


The three days event which will be used to promote domestic tourism and celebrate the country’s cultural diversity will give opportunity to businesses within the tourism, creative arts and culture sectors to exhibit and sell their products and services to participants.

Ghana’s Tourism Minister dressed in her Carnival headGear

Highlights of the Carnival include a carnival parade/float which will start from Mantse Agbona through some key principal streets of Accra to the Independence Square where there will be a jamboree with host of performances from creative arts practitioners and cultural troupes. The street party continues with beach jam at the La Pleasure Beach on the 2 & 3 of July

The OIAIDA Group performing
The OIAIDA Group performing

The colourful event will witness various cultural groups from the ten regions performing with over 30 embassies/ residents in Ghana expected to participate in the float. Other activities include talent hunt, Jama competition, beach jam, poetry recitals, live paintings, brass band display and masquerades.


Also representing at the event will be celebrity groups which will be led by Tourism Ambassadors, Abeiku Santana and John Dumelo.

Afro-American OIAIDA Group based in Ghana will also perform at the Carnival. Countries such as Seychelles, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, and Nigeria are all expected to represent during the event.

The Ghana Dance Ensemble performing

The 3rd Ghana Carnival is under the theme, “My Culture Rocks,” and is aimed at bringing together the diverse and unique Ghanaian culture and traditions from the various regional cultural troupes and groups that would be represented, thereby forging unity in diversity whilst synergizing regional values for social cohesion.


And by creating avenues for the exhibition and sale of related products and services, it is to establish business linkages, wealth creation and promotion of business ideas among the huge number of participants. It comes off from July 1-3, 2016.

Abeuku Santana practicing the adowa dance

The Ghana carnival is organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts in collaboration with Ghana Society UK & implementing Agencies of the Ministry.

Businesses, cultural troupes, Supporters Group, upcoming artistes willing to perform or exhibit at the event are to contact the Ghana Carnival Organizing Team stationed at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts . or Via Email on OR 0230795919/0266447845/0244260743