Enjoy some of Toronto’s most popular summer highlights, including the Annual Gala, the Grand Caribana Parade and plenty of live music and dancing. An international phenomenon, the Caribbean Carnival offers a unique blend of Caribbean music, including Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Chutney, Hip Hop, Brass Bands and Steel Pan. Visitors will also enjoy an alluring array of colorful exhibitions and plenty of delicious Caribbean fare.
Established to express Toronto's unique multiracial and multicultural society, Caribbean Carnival kicks off on July 8 and concludes on August 3. The Grand Parade is scheduled for Saturday, August 2 at Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Boulevard, 15 Saskatchewan Road. For a complete event calendar with times and locations, visit the official Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto website.
In its 46th year, Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival is commonly billed as North America's biggest street festival, attracting around 2 million visitors each year. The vast majority of events and festivities are free of charge; however, certain premier events may require tickets.