July 25 & 26, 2009

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Caribbean Days Festival isn't just a picnic in a park.. it's the cornerstone of an entire Summer Series of Events. Here's what the complete lineup looks like.

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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:

Boat Cruise

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 20, 2014. Dance to tropical rhythms on board a private charter and enjoy the famous Top Deck view!
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Street Parade

Multicultural Street Parade

The Festival starts at 10 AM on Saturday, July 26, 2014, 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.
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Food Fair

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.

Sound Stage

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.

Outdoor DanceWaterfront Outdoor Party

Thousands of partygoers have enjoyed the monster jam under the stars that we call our Waterfront Outdoor Party, held each year after the Festival on Saturday near Lonsdale Quay. 

We regret to announce that the dance is cancelled in 2014. We look forward to seeing you at next year's party!


PostHeaderIcon Multicultural Street Parade

Each year, the streets come alive with the sights and sounds of Carnival during our Multicultural Street Parade! Enjoy the spectacle of a multitude of costumed revellers cavorting down the streets of North Vancouver. The Parade is truly a magnificent way to appreciate Caribbean culture, music and style.

Kids get to join in too! Our Children's Carnival Parade is held the next day Sunday.

Street Parade Details

Date Saturday, July 26, 2014
Parade Route:
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Time 10:00 AM. Parade usually runs 1.5 hours.
Location The Parade begins at Lonsdale and 12th then heads down Lonsdale to Esplanade, then turns West to arrive at Waterfront Park and terminate at Forbes & Esplanade.

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Children's Carnival Parade Details

Date Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time Approx. 1:00 PM
Location Waterfront Park, South side in front of the stage
Cost Free Admission!
Programme Kids dress up in Carnival costumes and "play Mas"!


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Caribbean Days Festival features an amazing outdoor music festival. Each year, our main sound stage plays host to a lineup of bands playing Soca, Reggae, Calypso, Latin, African and other international sounds to a large crowd. Singers, dancers and other performers entertain with sights and sounds from a wide range of cultures.

Festival-goers are welcome to bring their blankets and find a spot on the grounds from which to take in the show. Prepare to "get something and wave" when the fever of the island music takes over. Caribbean music gets people moving, young and old... there's nothing like it!

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

1:00 Tropical Heat 
2:00 Lady Valy - LadyValy Musique Page
2:30 Nahualli Folklore Mexican Ballet
3:00 Spirits of The South Seas
3:30 Amed Dance Academy
4:00 Jessica Dance Group
4:30 Sarah K and The Soul Collective
5:15 X-Kalibre
6:15 Purple Soul

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

10:00 DJ Denise
11:00 Torio Jones
11:45 Nick Hope
12:15 Mostly Marley
1:15 Shizzle
1:40 Children Parade 
2:00 East Van Alltars
3:00 Mr. Fantasik
3:45 De Volcano 
5:00 Phase III
6:15 Sugar Cane


PostHeaderIcon Caribbean Days Family Boat Cruise

Cruising Time! Caribbean Style!

Kicking off our annual Summer Series of Events is the Boat Cruise, held the weekend before Caribbean Days Festival.

Cruise around the Harbour with 2 live DJ's, Daddy Mikey and DJ Kizum, sample delicious authentic caribbean food and dance to tropical rhythms on board a private charter!

This event can sell out, so get your tickets in advance.View Event Ticket Outlets

Boarding at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 20, 2014.
Sails at 3:00 PM Sharp!

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