Each July, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival. This event draws a crowd of exuberant fun-lovers to North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park for a weekend of parading, dining and dancing in the sunshine.

This year’s Festival takes place on the weekend of July 23-24, 2016.

This is a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer. Over the years, the Festival has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar, Drawing tens of thousands of attendees, it is among the very largest cultural events in BC, Canada.

The TTCS of BC appreciates your support in its mission to raise awareness of Caribbean culture in BC and benefit the community at large. Please browse their Website for full event location, participation, and media information. See you at the Festival!

MULTICULTURAL STREET PARADE & CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL
Each year, the streets come alive with the sights and sounds of Carnival during the 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.

· Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
· Time: 10:00 AM. Parade usually runs 1.5 hours.
· Location: The Parade begins at Lonsdale and 13th then heads down Lonsdale to Esplanade, then turns West to arrive at Waterfront Park and terminate at Forbes & Esplanade.

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, everyone had a blast with Mostly Marley, Phase II Steelband, DJ Carl Sound Vibes & Latin DJ Gary playing Reggae, Latin, Soca & Calypso all night long!

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Caribbean Days Festival is held in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The setting is Waterfront Park, a large green space with a picturesque view of the Vancouver skyline. Waterfront Park is divided into North and South zones, each with their own attractions during Caribbean Days.

Caribbean Days Festival is free to attend, is open to all ages, is wheelchair accessible and close to public transportation.

· How to get to Waterfront Park
· Festival layout & information map

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
The Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC is a non-profit organization that presents the Caribbean Days Festival in order to raise awareness of Caribbean culture in BC.

The TTCS is dedicated to providing cross cultural understanding, acceptance and interaction between peoples of diverse nationalities and heritage through their art, their music and their respective talents and abilities.

Membership is open to people of all nationalities, color and creed similar to what one would expect to find in the makeup of the people of Trinidad & Tobago, and in many of the other islands of the Caribbean.

 

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