July 30, 2010


It's Caribana Parade Weekend in Toronto. Caribana is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions held here each summer. Annually, Caribana draws hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the globe culminating in over a million revelers on Lakeshore Boulevard, just a few blocks south of my home, for the event's final parade. Caribana is billed as North America's largest street festival.

2010 marks the 43rd Caribana in Toronto. What was once a three-day event has now grown into three weeks of celebration with over a hundred official and unofficial events to see and experience

But the signature event is the parade itself. Over 10,000 masqueraders in elaborate costume will march, strut and dance down the 3.6 km route to the music of steel pan bands, live soca, calypso, reggae and salsa.

Here are some pictures. The fantastic top picture is from Pierre D at the BlogTO Flickr Pool.
 Carlos Osorio - Toronto Star.



Laura in Paris said...

How colorful and beautiful!

Giulia said...

Did you dance & frolic, Pup? I hope so! xx

Ima Wizer said...


Diane said...

The lady in blue is stunning!
I believe she can fly.

Mary-Laure said...

Looks like GREAT fun! Those colors are ravishing.

Diane said...

The lady is blue is incredibly fabuous