An array of colourful and interesting costumes were on parade on Thursday at the 2017 Calabar Carnival, in Cross Rivers.

Here are some pictures of the eye-catching outfits and processions.

L-R Cross Rivers State Deputy Governor, Ivara Esu, Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade; His Wife Mrs Ayade; Sen Florence Ita Giwa and Former Deputy Governor of Cross River State during the Flaggoff Of Carnival Calabar 2017. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
L-R Cross Rivers State Deputy Governor, Ivara Esu, Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade; His Wife Mrs Ayade; Sen Florence Ita Giwa and Former Deputy Governor of Cross River State during the Flaggoff Of Carnival Calabar 2017. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band with Weaver Bird Costume to depict Hard Work during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band with Weaver Bird Costume to depict Hard Work during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band with Pigeon Costume to depict Justice during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band with Pigeon Costume to depict Justice during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band with Lion Costume during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band with Lion Costume during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band with butterfly Costume during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band with butterfly Costume during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band wearing a Costume depicting Hunger during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band wearing a Costume depicting Hunger during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band wearing a Costume depicting Slavery during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band wearing a Costume depicting Slavery during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band wearing a Costume depicting Slavery during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band wearing a Costume depicting Slavery during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Dummy Aircraft designed by Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Dummy Aircraft designed by Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Dummy Ship Designed by Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Dummy Ship Designed by Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Dummy Ship Designed by Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Dummy Ship Designed by Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band wearing Foreign Currency Costume during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band wearing Foreign Currency Costume during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band wearing costume Depicting Migration during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band wearing costume Depicting Migration during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Member of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Member of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Member of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Member of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Bayside Band wearing a Costume Depicting Slavery during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Bayside Band wearing a Costume Depicting Slavery during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
King and Queen of Bayside Band Leading other Members of the Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
King and Queen of Bayside Band Leading other Members of the Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Governor's Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Governor’s Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Governor's Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Governor’s Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Governor's Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Governor’s Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Mamoth Crowd of Participants and Spectors during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Mamoth Crowd of Participants and Spectors during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member Seagull Band Entertaining Guest during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member Seagull Band Entertaining Guest during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke


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