Toronto Caribbean Carnival Wraps Up Another Successful Year

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival has wrapped up another successful year in Toronto with costumes, food and a parade.

The King & Queen Showcase, one of the most popular events of the carnival, was held August 1st at Lamport Stadium.  The Kings, the Queens, and individuals of the Carnival bands all unveiled their elaborately themed costumes to the delight of hundreds of fans.

The Grand Parade took place on August 3rd, 2019 with nine competing bands and over 17,000 energetic and colourful masqueraders from all over the world, making this the largest event of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

Produced by the Festival Management Committee, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival showcases the best in Caribbean arts and is recognized as a major international cultural festival, the largest of its kind in North America. The Caribbean Canadian community that inspires and gives life to the Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival is comprised of Canadians with heritage taken from Barbados, Antigua, St. Kitts, Bahamas, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Haiti, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the other countries of the Caribbean.

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival, formerly known as “Caribana,” was established in 1967 as part of Canada’s 100th Anniversary celebrations by Caribbean immigrants as a cultural gift to Canada.

As a way of tipping our hats to Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival, Vacay.ca presents this gallery featuring highlights from the King and Queen Band Show at Lamport Stadium.

ENJOYING THE HEAT AT LAMPORT STADIUM

It was a full house at Lamport Stadium as people came from all over North American and the Caribbean to find out who would be crowned King and Queen. These ladies were on hand to ensure that everyone at the event was sufficiently hydrated.  (Rod Charles/Vacay.ca)

CHILDREN PUT ON A SHOW

KINGS AND QUEENS

Featured Picture, Children Put on a Show & Kings and Queens Photographs Courtesy Anthony Berot.

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Rod has previously worked for Canoe.ca and is currently freelancing for Huffington Post Travel. He’s also written travel articles for the Toronto Star and Up! Magazine. Living in Toronto but raised in the small central Ontario village of Holstein, Rod is a country boy at heart who has never met a farmer’s market he didn’t like.