Join Us for Carnegie Carnival!

There are many ways to be involved in the Carnegie Carnival fun! Whether you want to start a crewe, volunteer your time, help sponsor the events, or simply just take it all in on parade day, we hope that you’ll join us to let the good times roll in downtown Decatur!

Start a Crewe

Gather your co-workers, family, or friends and join in on the fun of Carnegie Carnival by starting a Crewe!

Go all out and create a float OR start a walking crewe dressed in festive costume and walk the parade route. Don’t forget your throws either! Your creativity helps make Carnegie Carnival North Alabama’s premier Mardi Gras celebration!

Registration deadline is February 23, 2019. Print and turn in your Crewe Registration form with payment to the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. For more information, contact the Carnegie Visual Arts Center at (256) 341-0562 or admin@carnegiearts.org.

Carnegie Carnival Crewe photo
Carnegie Carnival Crewe Party photo

Carnegie Carnival Parade Crewe Party

The fun doesn’t end after the Carnegie Carnival Parade is over… IF you’re on a Crewe!

Directly after the Parade we will announce the Carnival King and Queen, then Crewe members are invited to a private “Crewe Party” to celebrate the end of the Carnival season. Want to be included in the fun? Join a Crewe or start one of your own and come party with us!

Carnegie Carnival Visitor Information - Come have a good old time

Coming to Decatur for Carnegie Carnival? Make a weekend out of it!

Join us Friday for the Cake Shake, a free concert featuring The Willies, hosted by 2017 Carnival Royalty King Wade Dinsmore and Queen Holly Whitt at the historic Princess Theatre. The party starts at 7pm and is open to the public.

Saturday begins with the Carnival Frolic half-marathon and the fun continues throughout the day with various events for all ages. End your day with the main event: the Carnegie Carnival parade.

With downtown dining galore and plenty to see and do, make your plans and come spend the weekend in Decatur and enjoy Carnegie Carnival! Need help with plans and lodging? Decatur AL Tourism will be glad to help! See you there!

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Volunteer for Carnegie Carnival

It takes over 100 volunteers to man all the aspects of Carnegie Carnival. Volunteer opportunities include Carnival Frolic, children’s parade, dog parade and children activities.

Carnegie Carnival Sponsorships - Support Carnival - Support the Arts

Did you know that by supporting Carnegie Carnival, you are also supporting the arts in Decatur?

That’s right! Carnegie Carnival is a fund-raising project benefiting the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. There are many opportunities for sponsors and we’d be happy to talk to you about them. Please give us a call at (256) 341-0562.

$5,000 Sponsorship
  • A Crewe Registration
  • 250 Swag bags printed with Sponsor’s Logo with Carnegie Carnival and date to give to the general public or as specified by sponsor
  • 6 armbands to the 2019 Crewe Party
  • Featured as an Official Sponsor on all print advertising, social media, Carnegie Carnival website, and optional link on website to Sponsor’s website
  • Authorization to use the Carnegie Carnival logo in sponsors marketing, promotion, and public relations efforts
  • Only 3 available
$2,000 Sponsorship
  • A Crewe Registration
  • 4 armbands to the 2018 Crewe Party
  • Featured as an Official Sponsor on all print advertising, social media, Carnegie Carnival website, and optional link on website to Sponsor’s website
  • Authorization to use the Carnegie Carnival logo in sponsors marketing, promotion, and public relations efforts
$1,000 Sponsorship
  • A Crewe Registration
  • 2 armband to the 2018 Crewe Party
  • Featured as an Official Sponsor on all print advertising, social media, Carnegie Carnival website, and optional link on website to Sponsor’s website
  • Authorization to use the Carnegie Carnival logo in sponsors marketing, promotion, and public relations efforts

Interested in becoming a Carnegie Carnival sponsor?

Call the Carnegie Visual Arts Center at (256) 341-0562 to get started today!