Traditional Carnival on Nelson Island

On Tuesday February 6th 2018, Traditional Carnival Characters will parade on the Nelson Island Heritage Site for the Nelson Island Carnival Tour from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  This annual event will showcase the performances of the steelpan group, Brimblers and several characters which include: the Pierrot Grenade, Blue Devil, Jab Jab, Moko Jumbie, Dame Loraine, Black Indian, Fancy Sailor and Minstrels. 

The Nelson Island Carnival Tour is a part of the National Trust’s drive to educate citizens about the built, natural and cultural heritage of Trinidad and Tobago. This heritage site has a diverse history and has served as a quarantine station for the East Indians during Indentureship; Tubal Uriah Butler’s incarceration location during World War II and; the detainment centre for the Black Power Revolutionaries in 1970. Additionally, the island has the oldest roofed building in continuous use which was built in 1802.

Tickets for the Nelson Island Carnival Tour are available at the office of the National Trust, 68-70 Sackville Street, Port of Spain; the Water Taxi Service Terminals, Port of Spain and San Fernando. Cost: Members/Juniors - $200.00, Seniors (60+) - $225.00, Non-Members - $250.00. For further details about this event please contact the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago at 625-6340/225-4750/706-6316, Fax: 226-1008 or email:  


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