BC’s biggest Caribbean Celebration is back this weekend in its stunning, waterfront location

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This weekend BC’s biggest Carribean Festival and one of Metro Vancouver’s largest summertime events, is returning to the waterfront of North Vancouver this weekend.

The free event draws crowds of exuberant fun-lovers to the North Shore for a weekend of parading, dining, socializing (liming) and dancing in the sunshine.

Just a short seabus ride away from Downtown Vancouver, Caribbean Days will be taking place on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 for a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer.

Caribbean Days Festival is held in North Vancouver, in a waterfront park a short walk away from the Lonsdale Quay. The setting itself is amazing, with picturesque views of the Vancouver skyline.

To kick the festival off with a blast of excitement, Carribean Days will begin with a parade. For 2019, there will be a Parade in the Park on Saturday from 10:30 pm – 12:00 pm. On Sunday, the kids will take the stage with a Children’s Carnival Parade – allowing them to parade their amazing costume creativity.

Caribbean Festival Vancouver 2013

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The main festival action is split into two parts. On the north side of the park, enjoy some of the amazing food vendors and a large beverage garden. There will be several options to enjoy some spicy Caribbean food as well as international options.

Wander over to the south side of the park and prepare to be entertained! Dancers and other performers will be playing Reggae, Calypso, Latin and other international sounds to a large crowd. Get your dancing shoes ready.

There will also be vendors and a mini-market with stands of clothing, goods, jewellery, and handmade arts and crafts.

Caribbean Days Festival is free to attend, is open to all ages, is wheelchair accessible and close to public transportation. Over the years, the Festival has grown into the largest Caribbean event on the local calendar. With tens of thousands of attendees, it is possibly the largest cultural event of its type in BC.

Caribbean Days Festival 2019 Details

Dates: Saturday, July 27 – Sunday, July 28

Time: 12 pm to 6 pm

Location: Waterfront Park, North Vancouver (full details)

Website: www.caribbeandays.ca

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