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:
Kicking off our annual Summer Series of Events is the Caribbean Family Boat Cruise, held the weekend before Caribbean Days Festival . Sample delicious authentic Caribbean food and dance to tropical rhythms on board a private charter and enjoy the famous Top Deck view!
The Festival starts at 10 AM on Saturday, with a Multicultural Street Parade beginning at 12 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.
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.
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.
You don’t want to miss the official Caribbean Days Festival Saturday night party – 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! Read More…