Nice 2024 Carnival program

The Nice 2024 Carnival program is always varied, colorful, festive, in short, it makes you want to be there.
The theme of the Nice 2024 Carnival is: The King of Pop Culture. It takes place from February 17 to March 3, 2024, on Place Massena and around the Albert 1er garden.
This year’s Guest of Honor at Carnaval de Nice 2024 is the Aosta Valley Carnival.

Nice Carnival 2024 pre-carnival program

Nice 2024 Carnival ProgramBal Veglione

February 16, 2024, at .de Nice

  • From 7pm to 8:30pm: Viennese waltzes, by the Opéra de Nice orchestra. Free admission.
  • From 9:30pm, Disco, Pop/Rock then DJ Set with Mosimann. Admission charged.

Carnival Village

Vintage video game stalls, merry-go-rounds, wooden games, creative workshops, snack bar.
Every day, from 11am to 6pm
Square Leclerc, Promenade du Paillon

Nice Carnival 2024 program

Programme du Carnaval de Nice 2024Opening parade

Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
Place Massena, Avenue de Verdun, Promenade des Anglais, Avenue Max Gallo and return to Place Massena.
All the magic of colorful, illuminated floats, parading to music and a joyous festive atmosphere.

Grande journée Pop’ulaire

Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Théâtre de Verdure, Espace Jacques Cotta (Albert 1er garden).

  • Carnival race of café boys in Vieux Nice
  • Workshops and discoveries in the Carnival village
  • Frenchy Carnival brunch, music, Brunch at the Théâtre de verdure,
  • petanque, inflatable games, etc.

Battle of flowers

Floats parade by, entirely covered in flowers, which are thrown towards the public.
The famous flower battle takes place on Place Massena and around the Albert 1er garden, every Wednesday and Saturday, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, i.e.

  • Wednesday, February 21
  • Saturday, February 24
  • Wednesday, February 28
  • Saturday, March 2, 2024.

Lou Queernaval

France’s first gay carnival, organized by Nice’s LGBTQIA+ community, the city of Nice and the Nice Côte d’Azur metropolis.
Place Massena.

Daytime carnival corso

Sunday, February 25, 2024
Grand parade of floats + the Parada Nissarda, Place Massena and around Jardin Albert 1er.

Night carnival parade

Saturdays and Tuesdays, from 8:30 pm to 10 pm approx.

  • Saturday, February 17,
  • Tuesday, February 20,
  • Saturday, February 24,
  • Tuesday, February 27,
  • Saturday, March 2, 2024.

Parade of colorful floats, with huge, cartoonish, sometimes caustic figures. We enter directly into the imaginary, accompanied by street performances.
Place Massena and around the Albert 1er garden.

K-POP Night

Korean music shows: dance, K-Pop, Dj Set, Korean food, etc.
at the Théâtre de verdure, Jardin Albert 1er.
Friday, March 1, 2024, from 4pm to 10pm.

Closing ceremonies

Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

All the neighborhood carnivals get together for a big party, the Grande boum du Doudou. Music, confetti shower, recreational snack.
Promenade du Paillon – Square Leclerc
From 11am to 6pm

Incineration of the King of Carnival
Quai des États-Unis, opposite the Opéra beach
at 10:45pm

Sunday, March 3, 2024

From 10am to 12pm, grand bain du Carnaval (11:45am), open to all, accompanied by the famous Niçois pointus. Don’t hesitate to come in disguise.
12h buffet, registration on site, accompanied by the famous Niçois pointus.

Practical information

The Nice Carnival is not free, so you’ll need to reserve your seats.
Either seats in the Place Massena bleachers,
or tickets without seats, to attend the parades.
Children under 6 don’t pay BUT MUST BE PROVIDED WITH A FREE TICKET.

Addresses to find your way around:

    • Place Massena
    • Around the Albert 1er garden: Avenue de Verdun, Promenade des Anglais, Avenue Max gallo and back to place Massena
    • Théâtre de verdure : Jardin Albert 1er
    • Promenade du Paillon

Find out more about the Nice Carnival 

Official website
Tickets on sale here.


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