Montreal's FREE annual Caribbean festival returns to the city on July 6

Jul 5 2019, 12:53 pm

The Caribbeans are already well represented in Montreal, and this weekend 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 weekend to honour its Caribbean community within the city.

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The festival’s main attraction is the parade, which features vibrant colours, exciting costumes, and hundreds of dancers to the sounds of Caribbean music.

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The parade will close off a good chunk of René-Lévesque Boulevard 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 at rue Bleury, 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.

Carifiesta Montreal

When: Saturday, July 6
Time: 10 am
Where: René-Lévesque and rue du Fort to René-Lévesque and rue Bleury
Price: Free admission