Events

Keep up to date with the latest Caribbean events happening in and around Calgary!

Pan In The Park (Aug 16)

On August 16 the steel pan will come alive at Shaw Millennium Park. This event will feature bands from Edmonton, Lethbridge and Calgary. Throughout the evening you can expect to be treated to some of the best live Caribbean flavoured percussion and steel drumming!

Carifest Parade (Aug 17)

Don’t forget about the main attraction of Carifest – the parade! This highly anticipated event takes place on Saturday, August 17 and draws in over 20,000 visitors and Calgary residents annually!

Sunshine Festival (Aug 17)

To cool down after the parade, we’re headed to Shaw Millennium Park to take in the sweet sounds of some of the best Soca artists — Alison Hinds and Patrice Roberts!

Pan In The Park

Pan In The Park

On Friday, August 16 Carifest presents Pan In The Park: Steel Drum Concert. The event will feature bands from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. This event begins at 7pm at Shaw Millennium Park.Get ready for some real vibes and great, lively, entertaining Caribbean...

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iLAND – The Carifest Afterparty

iLAND – The Carifest Afterparty

Wrap up this year's Carifest Calgary festival in style with the ultimate Island Experience of music, drink, and food! Rodney's welcomes the CalgarySoca family with a tasting menu that includes, Jerk Wings, a sumptuos Callaloo & Crab Soup, and more! Authentic...

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Dancehall Workshops: Ketch Di Vybz

Dancehall Workshops: Ketch Di Vybz

Join KETCH DI VYBZ for Dancehall WorkshopsDates: August 13 - 15Time: 7:30-9:00PM Tuesday, August 13DANCEHALL ALL-STYLES:  Dancehall a genre of Jamaican popular music originated in the late 1970’s and birthed with it unique dance style. Learn the history with Venom an...

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Carifest Day One ft. Machel Montano

Carifest Day One ft. Machel Montano

On Friday, August 16 from 9PM to 2AM Friday August 16th 2019, the #1 name in Soca, Machel Montano, returns to Calgary to open the annual Carifest festival on 'DAY ONE' at Marquee Beer Market and Stage, Calgary.Fresh off yet another spectacular Trinidad Carnival season...

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Carifest Band Launch 2019

Carifest Band Launch 2019

On Friday, July 5 come get a special sneak peak of all the masquerading bands that will be in this year’s Carifest parade! Featuring designs from:Alirii Vibes Island Tribe Guyana Canada Cultural Association Fetenation The Carifest Dancers Kids Masquerading Band of...

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Get Ready for Carifest 2019

Get Ready for Carifest 2019

The countdown to Carifest 2019 is on! Join us on Friday, August 16 for Pan In The Park! Come and enjoy the sweet sounds of Calypso and Soca music.The Carifest parade will begin at 11 am on Saturday, August 17 at Olympic Plaza. We'll be dancing our way down Stephen...

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