This paper investigated carnival activity and economic development of youths in Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State, Nigeria: Implication for environmental adult education. To achieve the purpose of this study, one (1) null hypothesis was formulated to direct the study. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The sample was made of five hundred and forty four (544) respondents drawn from the area of the study. The instruments for data collection were Carnival Activity Questionnaire (CAQ) and Economic Development Questionnaire (EDQ) developed by the researchers which were validated by three (3) experts in Measurement and Evaluation. The reliability was established through test-retest reliability. Pearson Product Moment Correlation analysis was adopted to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the analysis revealed that carnival activities had significant influence on economic development of the State. It was therefore recommended that the Calabar annual carnival should be decentralized and extended to other zones and Local Government Areas of the State to enable them showcase their tourism potentials which has remain in obscurity.
Keywords: Carnival activity, Economic Development, Youths