California’s Great America has always been at the forefront of bringing amazing new traditions to the San Francisco Bay Area! Guests can see, hear and experience how the Big Easy kicks up its heels during Carnivale at Orleans Place—a larger-than-life New Orleans festival with something for everyone.
Immerse yourself in the electrifying vibe of the daily Spectacle of Color parade, a prismatic procession that reflects joyous Orleans traditions. A fanciful fusion of extravagantly decorated floats, mesmerizing street performers and pulsing rhythms, this parade promises to enchant and delight—especially as the day slips into night and the sky radiates with a dazzling array of lights that takes on a life of its own during this cultural event.
You have never experienced California’s Great America like this. Carnivale at Orleans Place is the must-see event!
New Spectacle of Color Parade
Take in extraordinary sights and sounds of sparkling floats and extravagantly costumed performers during the Spectacle of Color parade. An electrifying musical score fills the air as larger-than-life floats take to the street to delight park guests. Activities and interactive experiences make this one parade you won't want to miss.
When the sun goes down, Carnivale at Orleans Place is just starting to heat up! Stick around past sunset to catch an incredible fireworks show. It’s the perfect way to end your Orleans day at California’s Great America.
Bold Cajun Flavors
Foodies will enjoy tasty Cajun cuisine, like chicken and sausage gumbo, jambalaya, catfish and hushpuppies, alligator nuggets, crispy plantains, praline churro bites and more! Guests of age can celebrate Carnivale with more than two dozen Cajun brews and wines. Try the whole menu of authentic food and drink with a tasting card during the Cajun food festival.
Join in the revelry as Orleans Place comes to life with a lively, New Orleans festival atmosphere! Roaming jazz musicians add to the ambiance, friendly stilt walkers soar above the crowd, and oversized board games delight our youngest guests.