The Caribbeans are already well represented in Montreal and on July 8, the community will take it to a whole other level for one massive party.
Like it has every year in Montreal since 1975, Carifiesta returns this summer to honour its Caribbean community in the city.
The festival’s main attraction is the parade. The parade features vibrant colours and exciting costumes dancing to the sounds of Caribbean music. It starts at the corner of Saint-Catherine Street Ouest and ends at Le Square Phillips.
The parade will close off Saint Catherine Street to motorists and cyclists and allow for only pedestrians. The parades features a bevy of Caribbean floats, all representing a different aspect or location within the Caribbean community.
Once the parade anchors at its final stop in the square, the partying, music and dancing continues well on into the night joined by a variety of food trucks, all serving traditional Caribbean food.
The festival is expecting 100,000 spectators this year so be sure to camp out and secure your spot before the parade gets going.
Visit the Carifiesta website for more details.
When: Saturday July 7
Time: 12 pm
Where: Starts at Saint Catherine Street Ouest and Rue Forty and ends at Square Phillips