Elmore Warren is organizing the Uptown Carnival along with Marshallene Trott. *Photo by Mikaela Ian Pearman
Elmore Warren is organizing the Uptown Carnival along with Marshallene Trott. *Photo by Mikaela Ian Pearman

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10: Bermuda’s first carnival will be held on Labour Day complete with a parade, floats and music.

Elmore Warren is organizing the Uptown Carnival along with Marshallene Trott.

Mr Warren said this would be the first time a carnival has been held in Bermuda.

There will be a parade starting and ending on Union Street with the whole event happening in North Hamilton.

“The Uptown Carnival is something we have created to bring people on a national level and an international level.

“We will celebrate the labour movement with a parade.

“Not just a sit and watch, but come out to have family fun.

“What we’re trying to do is let people know that this day is about having fun and participating.”

Mr Warren said the parade would be held after the Bermuda Industrial Union’s Labour Day events.

It will serve as a new carnival is the western hemisphere, he added, similar to Caribana in Toronto and Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Mr Warren said the route is filled with history and the event is about celebrating it.

In addition to the parade, there will be a kids zone with games and events, food vendors along with route and a song competition.

There will also be a big party for everyone to participate in.

Mr Warren said safety was the number one issue and has partnered with National Security Minister Wayne Perinchief to ensure there is no violence.

He added it’s the peoples’ day and he was there to find out what the people want and give it to them.

“The whole point is to bring people together, create an economic situation through the social gathering that will bring a positive outcome to the community.”

The Corporation of Hamilton is the key sponsor for the event.

If you want to enter the parade or be a vendor, contact Ms Trott on 595-2110.