CaribanaToronto.com: Your Guide to Toronto Caribana 2018
CARIBANA TORONTO 2018
Caribana Weekend 2018: Thursday, August 2nd - Monday, August 6th 2018
Last day to purchase Hotel Packages is Sunday, June 24th. Caribana Nightlife Event Tickets are now on sale! Caribana Weekend Passes will be available in July 2018. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date.
CaribanaToronto.com advertises and sells tickets to the majority of Caribbean inspired events and parties taking place over Caribana 2018 weekend. Toronto's Caribbean Caribana festival has grown exponentially since its start in 1967 and is currently North America’s largest cultural festival. What was once a three-day event has now grown into three weeks of celebration, absorbing most of the city with its infectious feel-good vibes.
Over a million tourists are expected in Toronto during the August long weekend to experience everything Caribana has to offer. The beauty of Caribana in Toronto is the varied audience it attracts: everyone from families across Canada and the U.S, young singles looking for a good time, to celebrities throwing Caribana themed parties in clubs across Toronto.
Carnival 2017 was one for the books! Starting Thursday with Dayfete on the Roof at Cube to the Social at Maison Mercer, we kept the party going all weekend long. Our most epic Caribana party yet, DayLit, had celebrity appearances from Kav, Karrueche Tran, Tristan Thompson and Lebron James - not to mention, live performances from French Montana! We can't wait to do it all over again next year for Caribana 2018! Keep your eyes on this page in January 2018 and book your hotel packages early to get exclusive early access to all of our Caribana nightlife events.
Please note that the information below is from Caribana 2017 and will be updated as soon as Caribana 2018 information is available for release:
The Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2017 officially kicks off with the Official Festival Launch at Nathan Phillips Square (Noon – 2pm and 4pm - 8pm). Thousands of people are expected to attend this Caribana event that will feature live music, an array of delicious Caribbean food (Jamaican, Trinidadian, Cuban), insightful art displays and theatrical performances that showcase Caribbean inspired life. If you can’t make it to this one, no need to worry, there will be over a hundred official and unofficial Caribbean events to see and experience such as Pan Alive (the highly entertaining steelpan competition), the Junior Carnival Parade and the King & Queen Competition - one of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival's craziest events has the leaders of the mas (masquerade) bands compete to win the title of King and Queen of the 2017 Caribana parade.
Toronto Caribana’s signature event is still, of course the Parade itself being held Saturday, August 5th 2017 at Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Boulevard (10am – 6pm). Over 10,000 masquerades will participate as they strut and dance down the 3.6 km Toronto stretch in elaborate costumes, set to the vibrant Caribbean beats of the famed mas bands.
It wouldn’t be a well rounded Caribana experience if you didn’t hit a Caribana party or two… or ten! This year, over 30 Caribana-nightlife events will take place during the parade weekend alone. From Thursday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 6th 2017 get your drink and dance on as top North American DJ’s spin at exclusive club events, eat and dance aboard Festival Boat Cruises, check out live Soca, Calypso, dancehall, reggae and be sure to find one of several pumping street parties - sure to kick your Caribana weekend into high gear.
Let CaribanaToronto.com be your 2017 Caribana Festival Guide to all the daytime and nightlife events that are happening in Toronto!