FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 & SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019
Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry.
A two-day spectacle of visual and performing arts.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019

We kick off Carifest with PAN IN THE PARK starting at 7PM at Shaw Millennium Park. Come listen and dance to the tantalising sound of the steel drums. Bands from Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary will entertain an audience of all ages.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019

The CARIFEST PARADE [ROUTE] starts at 11AM at Olympic Plaza with hundreds of masqueraders dancing to the rhythms of Caribbean Music down Stephen Avenue to Shaw Millennium Park. Later in the evening from 2PM to 8PM the SUNSHINE FESTIVAL will take place at Shaw Millennium Park with live performances by Alison Hinds and Patrice Roberts!

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What’s Happening

On Saturday, August 17, we’re excited to bring Barbados’ foremost female Soca star, Alison Hinds. Alison has, for over two decades, brought timeless hits that have cemented her as one of Soca music’s greatest contributors!

Patrice Roberts has been singing for over a decade, beginning in her earlier years with Machel Montano and the HD family. Many of her songs have dominated the Soca scene, and her energetic performances can entertain any crowd!

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Parade Route

Our parade starts from Olympic Plaza, proceeding down the length of Stephen Avenue until we get to 11 St SW where we make a left turn and then a quick right into the parking lot on the south side of the Mewata Armoury. Revellers enter Shaw Millennium Park from that parking lot.
“But the importance of Carnival is that it teaches individuality, expression, community and selfhood.”

Frances Anne Solomon Founder, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival

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