With just under four weeks to Dominica’s carnival celebrations, the excitement for ‘Mas an Lawi’ continues to rise. Three years have passed since the Caribbean’s most ‘original’ carnival last hit the streets of Dominica, so carnival lovers are ecstatic following the carnival’s official opening on January 14th.

This weekend, three Miss Dominica contestants will be launched in their respective communities. On Friday, Moesha Thomas, sponsored by the Dominica National Lottery, will be launched in her community of Petite Soufriere; while Tarnia Eugene, sponsored by Republic Bank, will be launched in the cultural village of Grand Bay on Saturday.

Sandrin Elizee will be launched on Sunday in her hometown of Kings Hill and is sponsored by the National Bank of Dominica. The two other Miss Dominica contestants are Meeya Francis of Canefield and Adicia Burton of the Kalinago Territory. All are invited to support these ladies as they prepare for their big night on Thursday, February 16th at Carnival City from 8PM.

Sunrise, the premiere carnival event by Dominica Festivals Committee, will feature regional and local performances with Dominica’s very own ‘Bouyon Boss’ and Goodwill Ambassador, Asa Bantan, as the headline act. The night of revelry and fun will begin at 11PM on Friday, February 17th at Carnival City with the theme colours of yellow and orange. Although early bird tickets for the event have quickly sold out, advanced tickets are still available online.

Tickets for both Carnival events are available on www.dominicafestivals.com with physical tickets sold at the box office of Dominica Festivals Committee on Great Marlborough Street.

The Nature Island welcomes all to experience the Caribbean’s Real Mas. Travel promotions to the island are being offered by L ‘Express des Iles, Air Antilles, and Val Ferry from as low as €80 to €99, subject to conditions. Connect with their websites, local agents, or travel agents to book these special rates early.

Dominica Festivals Committee and Discover Dominica Authority extend warm gratitude to its major sponsors and supporters: Josephine Gabriel & Co. Ltd. – distributors of the official water for Dominica’s Carnival 2023; FLOW Dominica - the official telecommunications partner for Dominica’s Carnival 2023; the Belfast Umbrella of Companies producers of BB Rum, the official rum for Dominica’s Carnival 2023 – Mas An Lawi; Convenience Plus & D Construction Solutions, Inc.; Republic Bank; National Bank of Dominica; Dominica National Lottery; and PDV Petro Caribe Dominica.

Mas Domnik 2023 is presented by the Government of Dominica through the Ministry of Tourism and Discover Dominica Authority (DDA).