Nice Carnival Starts Today (video) CheapOair Staff February 12, 2010 Videos This blog post was updated on December 18, 2018. The carnival runs from February 12 to February 28. It’s a gigantic event that has loads of parades and other sorts of entertainment. In the travel video above, you can see a glimpse of the 2007 carnival in Nice, France. Though the carnival starts today, it’s not too late to get there.