Just like Calabar and Lagos carnivals, Port-Harcourt carnival is largely into the exposition of the cultural heritage of the people of rivers state. These can be seen in their dressing, music, dance among others.
Participants in their colourful attires parade the streets of the capital city of Rivers state amidst cheers, singing and dancing. 2017 Rivers state cultural carnival has been scheduled to commence from the 13th to 20th day of December in Port Harcourt city.
One unique feature of Port Harcourt carnival is that it is a combination of the contemporary Caribbean-style carnival and cultural carnival. There is always an influx of people in the capital city of Rivers state during this unique festival that takes place every month of December.
Port Harcourt cultural carnival does not have any age restriction either is it peculiar to the indigene of River state. Others who are non-citizens of the state who want to take an active part in the carnival are free to partake in it.