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.
On Saturday June 18, 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 excitedly revel in paint and powder to powerful music blasting from a big truck.
Attendees enjoy the famous Hookie Weekend early morning tradition, Lion’s Pride J’Ouvert.
One day removed from Lion’s Pride J’Ouvert, the excitement continues at the Rosecroft Raceway with the beloved Riddim & Road on June 19, from 2pm.
The 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.
Sponsors and brand partners for the epic Hookie Weekend include Hornitos Tequila, Top Choice Transportation, Carnival Crashers and The Gathering Spot DC.
Lion’s Pride offers an authentic West Indian experience complete with paint, powder and powerful music trucks.