All good things come to an end, so also the carnival festivities at the Samba Square. The celebrations at the historic Garcia De Orta garden in Panjim will end with the gala finale – the traditional Red and Black dance. The street outside the garden near Mr. Baker will convert into an open air dance floor for the traditional dance. Decked with red and black décor, the street has a number of food stalls serving delectable Goan cuisine and sweet treats. The dance sees party revelers don in red and black attire for the traditional carnaval dance.
To set the mood for the festivities, live music and entertainment will be featured by some of Goa’s top bands including Orlando and his band, Versatile, Syndicate and Tidal Waves. Tickets for the Red and Black Dance are available at the Samba House at the Garcia de Orta garden.
The Raintree KidZone at the Samba Square will continue to include activities for kids such as mask making, nail art, face painting, educative session on snakes, dance and music, an initiative of Nirmala Institute of Education. Don’t forget to visit the photography exhibition of carnival celebrations through the many years which is on display at the Samba Square and leave a message at the Viva Picaso graffiti zone. The art corner has interesting Goan artifacts and curios for sale.
Entry to the Samba Square Carnaval celebrations is free. Tickets for the Red and Black Dance are available at the Samba House at the Garcia de Orta garden. The Celebrations at Samba Square is organized by The Panjim Carnaval Committee along with CCP and the citizens of Panjim.