Procession routes for San Fernando Carnival festivities
The public is advised regarding the procession route for Carnival festivities in San Fernando.
According to a statement shared by San Fernando mayor Junia Regrello, the procession routes for the various festivities are as follows:
San Fernando Children's Carnival 2020
The San Fernando Kiddie's Carnival would be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020, from 12 noon to 5.00 pm.
The statement said the bands would leave the OWTU Compound on Circular Road; turn right onto Royal Road, left onto Cipero Street, right onto Sutton Street and then right onto Mucurapo Street.
The bands would then continue onto Library Corner and end at the Bandstand on Harris Promenade where they would be judged.
Procession route for J'ouvert 2020
J'ouvert celebrations would be held on Monday February 24, 2020, and take place from 4-11 am. The notice said all music must be cut off by 12 noon.
Bands from Mon Repos/Cocoyea would enter Royal Road, left onto Cipero, right onto the Rienzi Kirton Highway, keeping on the left lane, continue onto Independence Avenue, again, keeping on the left lane, turning onto Chancery Lane and right onto High Street, to the judging point at RRM Plaza.
Bands must turn off their music at the corner of Keate Street and again at High Street. Music will resume at the bottom of Chancery Lane.
Upon exiting, bands would proceed to Coffee Street where the bands from Mon Repos/Cocoyea and upper Coffee Street would continue to their final destination.
Bands coming from Pleasantville will start at Scott Street, turn left onto Cipero Street, turn right onto the Rienzi Kirton Highway, keeping on the left lane, and continue onto Independence Avenue, again, keeping on the left lane, turning onto Chancery Lane and right onto High Street, to the judging point at RRM Plaza.
Bands would continue along Scott Street, right along Cipero Street, towards their final destination.
Bands coming from Victoria Village will enter from the Rienzi Highway and use the aforementioned Pleasantville route.
Exceptions to the previous routes include:
1. Ballerz International, that would exit left at Royal Castle at the top of High Street to return to their final destination.
2. Canboulay J’ouvert and House of Jacqui would both enter from Sutton Street onto Mucurapo Street and will follow the aforementioned layout.
3. Outkast Promotions will return to their final destination via Sutton Street.
Procession route for Carnival Monday and Tuesday
Please note that the Monday Night would enter Sutton Street from Cipero Street onto Mucurapo Street, onto Harris Promenade, Chancery Lane, right onto High Street at RRM Plaza.
Traditional bands and steelbands are the only bands allowed to turn right onto Sutton Street on their way to the promenade.
Conventional mass will begin at Royal Road, right onto Coffee Street, continue onto Cipero (optional: turn right onto Rushworth), turn right onto Independence Avenue Promenade, turn right Chancery Lane (with lowered music levels at San Fernando General Hospital.
The procession will then turn right onto High Street, to the judging point at RRM Plaza.
Bands also have the option of continuing along Cipero Street, turning right onto the left lane of Rienzi Kirton Highway, onto Independence Avenue and following on the after mentioned course.