Calabar, December 4, 2023 – The excitement in Calabar is reaching its peak as the city gears up for the 3rd and final dry run of the renowned Carnival Calabar. Scheduled for Sunday, December 10, 2013, at 1:30 pm, this dry run promises to be a spectacular prelude to the main event.
Austin Cobham ANIPR, Executive Secretary of the CRS Carnival Commission, has officially announced the closure of the entire 12-kilometer carnival route to traffic starting at 1:30 pm. The roads will remain closed until the conclusion of the dry run, creating a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly atmosphere for attendees.
Residents of Calabar are advised to plan their movements accordingly and explore alternative routes during the dry run. This temporary road closure is essential to ensure the safety and smooth execution of the Carnival Calabar dry run, which has become a highlight of the city’s cultural calendar.
Carnival-goers can expect a preview of the dazzling costumes, vibrant music, and energetic dance performances that will characterize the main event. The dry run serves as a final rehearsal, allowing participants to fine-tune their routines and ensuring that every aspect of the carnival is a visual spectacle.
The CRS Carnival Commission expresses gratitude to the public for their cooperation and encourages everyone to join in the festivities. With the carnival route closed to traffic, the streets of Calabar will transform into a colorful celebration of culture, unity, and creativity.