North America's largest Caribbean Carnival returns to Toronto this summer

May 9 2018, 12:12 am

North America’s largest Caribbean cultural celebration is back.

Now in its 51st year, the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival brings back an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry as well as visual and performing arts.

The major annual international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America.

Taking place from July 7 to August 12, 2018, this year’s carnival will feature more floats, music, celebrities and fun than ever before. The theme “Celebrating Our Heritage: From Then to Now,” will infuse every aspect of the festival, from the parade route to the shows and all performers including singers, pannists, and calypsonians, according to organizers.

Get ready to dance with pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Salsa, Zouk, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan, and Brass Bands celebrating the Carnival of the Americas.

And of course, the Grand Parade, the largest event of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, returns for its big celebration on August 4.

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The Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival

When: July 7 to August 12

Where: Events will take place around the city

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