Caribbean Days Festival isn't just a picnic in a park.. it's the cornerstone of an entire Summer Series of Events presented by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of B.C. Here's what the complete lineup looks like:
Caribbean Boat Cruise
Kicking off our annual Summer Series of Events is the Caribbean Boat Cruise, held the weekend before Caribbean Days Festival on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Dance to tropical rhythms on board a private charter and enjoy the famous Top Deck view!
Sunday, July 17 | 2pm boarding, sails
MV Britannia, 501 Denman Street Vancouver (@ the foot of Denman St.)
Caribbean Food on Sale
Ticket details coming soon and will be available at our usual outlets:
The Patty Shop (Vancouver) 604.738.2144 | Caribbean Market (New Westminster) 604.522.9480 | D Roti Shak (New Westminster) 604.544.5994 | Rehanah’s Roti (Port Moody) 604.936.1969 | Sub Garden (Surrey) 604.572.9311
Multicultural Street Parade
The Festival starts at 10 AM on Saturday, July 23, 2016, with a Multicultural Street Parade beginning at Sixth Street & Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver. There is Caribbean music, steel bands playing, as well as dancers, floats and music from many other regions. The parade follows a route that ends at Waterfront Park where the Festival is held.
Island & International Food Fair
The Festival grounds are split into two areas. The North side of Waterfront Park has a food concession area and a large beverage garden. One can enjoy spicy Caribbean food as well as other tasty cosmopolitan fare. Then relax with an ice-cold drink in the hot sun.
Tropical Rhythms Sound Stage
On the South side, there is an outdoor music festival. Dancers and other performers entertain while bands play Soca, Reggae, Calypso, Latin and other international sounds to a large crowd. There is a Family Zone with face painting, a children's playground and other activities.
Caribbean Days Festival Dance!
You don't want to miss the official Caribbean Days Festival Saturday night party on July 23rd - hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Society!
Last year, we had a blast with Mostly Marley, Phase II Steelband, DJ Carl Sound Vibes & Latin DJ Gary playing Reggae, Latin, Soca & Calypso all night long!
Stay tuned for information about our 2016 Caribbean Days Festival Dance coming soon..