After the parade, make sure you have your ticket (cost us $500 each*) and check out the stadium events. This is where floats and costumes display themselves to the judges and generally ham it up for the crowds. There are food vendors but you’ll see many people in the stands pulling out giant home cooked meals from their bags! There are definitely no rules about “no outside food allowed”, that’s for sure.
If you are in Guyana during a February, definitely do check out the Mashramani festival in Georgetown or in areas such as Bartica, Linden, or Berbice. It is a fun way to see a non-daily part of Guyanese culture and at the same time, you’ll get to eat lots and dance away the time in the bright South American sun. What could be better?
*Guyanese dollars – so that’s about $3CDN