To dream that you are participating in a carnival, portends that you are soon to enjoy some unusual pleasure or recreation.
A carnival when masks are used, or when incongruous or clownish figures are seen, implies discord in the home; business will be unsatisfactory and love unrequited. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you see a carnival, but are not participating, it’s an indication you’re going through a period of depression. Get stuck on a carnival ride, and it’s an indication your life is too filled with the ups and downs of daily stress.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The time, or the age, or period of development where “anything” goes, where you can be “somebody else.” Merriment and being carefree, but also a warning about pretense.
A dream about carnival points either to the need to stop pretense, to take off your mask (the persona, and show the true Self). Or it could be a message to be more outgoing and have more fun.
The image of the carnival often appears when you feel rigid and cut off from life. Particularly, when, in the dream, you are rejecting the carnival, you are denying your own wild and carefree side. Furthermore, carnival is also always connected to the Fool, a symbol that combines the absurd and the wise, and represents freedom. On the other hand, the fool is also somebody who, in a conventional sense, is unable to organize his everyday activities.
Folklore: Advancement.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Being at a carnival may represent your concerns about fulfilling a desire for more amusement and fun.
A carnival may dircct you to look back at an event within the last few days that brought you fulfillment, or point to a colorful and magical experience that you enjoyed immensely... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream of being at a carnival and grotesque figures in masks come within your vision, there will be either matrimonial discord or unsatisfactory developments in a love affair.... The Complete Dream Book
If you are in the midst of a carnival and you see unusual, and freakish, sights you will experience much discord at home, and if you also have a feeling of sorrow in the midst of all the laughter this portends a divorce.
To join in a carnival and enjoy yourself shows that you will be treated to some unusual entertainment in the near future.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreams of a carnival are calling you to live life to its fullest and honor life’s rites of passage. This dream may also indicate that something exciting is forthcoming. There is also a shadow side to a carnival. This dream may be telling you to look beneath the surface of the “eye candy” in your life. Consider the feeling tone of this dream. See Mardi Gras.... Strangest Dream Explanations