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Friday Night LIVE

Start your weekend in the Kunsthal with Friday Night LIVE! Every third Friday of the month you can go to the Kunsthal for food & drinks, music & performances and a good dose of art. Each edition a different Rotterdam partner is in charge. This time Rotterdam Unlimited Summer Carnival is in charge!

With Friday Night LIVE, the Kunsthal offers a stage once a month to Rotterdam partners active in the field of film, spoken word, music, fashion or theater. With Rotterdam Unlimited Summer Carnival at the helm, you can dance to the beats of the DJ collective HEAT or indulge your Latin heart during Latin'ish with DJ Rachella. You can also enjoy the tastiest BBQ bites from GQ Daily Food. Come watch, participate, party and meet during Friday Night LIVE X Rotterdam Unlimited Summer Carnival! More information about the program will follow soon on this web page.



In 40 years Summer Carnival

The exhibition 40 years of Summer Carnival in Kunsthal Rotterdam marks the fortieth anniversary of one of the largest and most exuberant celebrations in the Netherlands. Every year, more than 2,500 dancers and 25 carnival groups decorate the center of Rotterdam during the street parade and traditionally the chosen Queen and - since 2022 - King are presented. Using photos, videos, music, posters and extravagant carnival costumes, the exhibition takes you through the history of this festive event. Read more here .



About Rotterdam Unlimited Summer Carnival

The organization of Summer Carnival is in the hands of the Summer Carnival Foundation and Bureau Vermaeck under the name Rotterdam Unlimited Summer Carnival, and is an event that focuses on bringing different cultures together through carnival expressions, similar to those in the Antilles. Since December 2023, the Rotterdam Summer Carnival has been on the international UNESCO list of intangible heritage. This year the annual Royalty Election will take place on July 6. The Mercado and Street Parade will take place on July 27. Various afterparties will also take place in the city that weekend. Read more about the full Rotterdam Unlimited Summer Carnival program here .

All dates

Datum Tijd Locatie Ticketlink
Fri 19 Jul 17:00 - 22:00 Kunsthal Rotterdam Buy tickets

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