It’s spring. It’s the month of May and the sun is shining. You’re with your best friends among 60.000 other youths. You are all dressed up and ready for an experience of a lifetime: the Aalborg carnival event. The parade starts and you walk through the streets of Aalborg. You hear the sound of gentle samba rhythms mixed with music from the city you already know and love. You move in unison toward Kildeparken where the party continues. You party, you’re happy and you interact with anyone and everyone. Today, you live in the now and leave behind the daily grind. You’re alive…
This is one way of describing Aalborg Karneval’s public parade: as a unique experience. And as far as parades go, it's HUGE!
Shopping carts in the parade are not permitted and will result in a fine!
You should therefore build your own float or bring a rucksack or bag for your beverages.
It's important to wear proper footwear. Every year we unfortunately experience carnival participants stepping on broken glass. We therefore encourage everyone to wear proper footwear and thus avoid slicing the festive mood.
Every year we unfortunately see broken glass put a sharp damper on the enjoyment of carnival participants. We therefore encourage everyone to bring aluminum cans or plastic bottles only!
Keep an eye out for each other. Never walk into alleys alone and always make sure to take each other home.