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Juneteenth Weekend Set To Be Lit With Carnival Excitement in DC.



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The metropolitan region known as the DMV (Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia) will feel the energy of Hookie Weekend from June 16th to 20th 2022. The weekend-long extravaganza produced by Hookie Life Entertainment will feature a full Caribbean Carnival-style experience, according to a press statement issued.

This upcoming  ‘Juneteenth weekend’, a wide range of Hookie Weekend attendees will enjoy and exercise the freedom associated with Carnival celebrations and have the opportunity to express themselves through the weekend’s famous ‘dutty’ and ‘pretty’ mas events in DC.

Lion’s Pride J’ouvert’ takes place from 7AM at the Rosecroft Raceway.

On Saturday June 18th, the famous Hookie Weekend early morning tradition, ‘Lion’s Pride J’ouvert’ takes place from 7AM at the Rosecroft Raceway. Regarded as the best J’ouvert event in the DMV, Lion’s Pride offers an authentic West Indian experience complete with branded t-shirts and swag packages for registrants who are known to revel in paint and powder, to powerful music blasting from a big truck, as is the norm in all Carnival festivals of this nature.

On June 19th, the excitement continues at the Rosecroft Raceway with the beloved ‘Riddim & Road’ from 2PM.This Hookie Weekend innovative mas concept has been remixing the traditional Mas model by allowing its masqueraders to be the costume designer. Attendees can participate in this alternative road experience by wearing old costumes from previous international carnivals, ‘Monday Wear’ options or even their own inspired costume creations.

In addition to recycling or repurposing old costumes, for 2022 Riddim & Road registrants can also purchase a brand new costume from the exclusive ‘Afrobeat’ sections by Scion Carnival.

Lion’s Pride J’ouvert and Riddim & Road join the upcoming long weekend’s slate of events, which also include the kick-off party ‘Release Therapy’ featuring Adam O, the premium Caribbean pool party ‘Hookie DC Arcade’ featuring Kes The Band, Kranium, Voice and Mr Killa, the pumping party ‘Shine DC’ and the new Hookie Weekend cool down event ‘Oasis’.

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