Aug 26, 2023

Notting Hill Carnival Sunday schedule and line

The day is free for everyone to attend

Notting Hill Carnival descends upon the streets of West London every August. But before the partying madness begins, we've got a kids' and families day.

Free to attend, the day invites families to officially open Carnival. The day includes the famous parade, as well as plenty of music and dancing. Here at MyLondon, we've gathered all the details you need about the schedule for families and kids' day.

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J'Ouvert comes from the French for 'open day'. In Caribbean tradition, Carnival is launched before daybreak as revellers take to the streets in the wee hours.

Where:Sainsbury's Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HJ

When: 6am to 9am

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Every year, Carnival is opened by local residents and participants. They're also accompanied by the organisers and friends of the huge event.

Where:MAS Judging Point, Great Western Road

When: 10am to 10.30am

Sunday at Notting Hill Carnival belongs to the children, with the children's mas being the main event. It encourages the next generation to carry on the Carnival baton as they dance in the streets wearing carefully crafted costumes.

Where: Along the parade route

When: Following the opening ceremony

Just like J’Ouvert, this mas is for those that enjoy the mayhem. As a spectator you can expect to be splashed with brightly coloured paints and powder or even melted ‘chocolate’ as the revellers dance in full-on Carnival mode.

Where: Along the parade route

When: 12pm onwards

Sound systems are a well established and integral part of Notting Hill Carnival. Notting Hill Carnival’s Sound System tradition is rooted in Jamaican culture and Reggae music, at today’s Carnival you can hear everything from Rare Groove to House to Samba.

Where: Various

When: 12pm to 7pm

Notting Hill's live stages are a slightly more chill way to enjoy the party. Soca City showcases soca and calypso music straight from the islands, while Powis Square also gets its own stage.

Where: Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance Park, W10 5DH (Soca City) and Powis Square, W11 2AY (Powis Square Stage)

When: 12pm to 7pm

If you're attending Carnival from out of town, you can book train tickets on Trainline or coach tickets on National Express. See accommodation options on and

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