CariVaughan Caribbean Parade and Festival is a joyous event that is loved by thousands of revelers from Canada, the US, the Caribbean, UK, and Latin America. CariVaughan joins the community of Caribbean festivals that have created a huge fan-base from the millions of fans who attend the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival™ in Toronto, Ontario, to the millions around the world who attend Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Jamaica, Barbados, New York, Atlanta, Florida, Brazil, London and China.
Officials from the city of Vaughan will have an opening ceremony on Friday, August 10, 2012. The street parade and park festival will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012. The venue for the park festival is the beautiful Mackenzie Glen Park in Vaughan, Ontario Canada. The parade from City Hall begins at 11:00 am.
Vaughan, with its picturesque conservation areas, parks, and vibrant community, has become one of the fastest growing cities in Ontario. CariVaughan adds a Caribbean festival to the social vibrancy like no other community activity or event. The festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian, and local artistes, traditional and modern dance performances, local artisans, vendors, authentic Caribbean caterers, and food stalls. This festival provides a marvelous stage for performing artistes of Soca, Calypso, Chutney, and Reggae to further display their talents.The infusion of these professionals combined with fans dressed in full costumes and the beautiful backdrop of the city of Vaughan fosters another element of community unity.
CariVaughan, one of the best festivals of the summer in Ontario, presents some of the best hidden and well known talents across the province. With Mas Bands such as Tru Dynasty, Toronto Revellers, Carnival Nationz, Rennaissance and Louis Saldenah Mas-K Band joining CariVaughan's parade along with over 3,000 thousand dancers swaying along with the bands, CariVaughan will bring a crowd to Vaughan that is ready to "jump up" and enjoy all the festivities and food delights.
CariVaughan adds immediate economic value to the city of Vaughan and the province of Ontario by procuring and conducting business with various professionals in the music industry, hospitality, media, and other businesses that are relevant to the production of the festival.
CariVaughan is a premiere meeting place for the enjoyment of Caribbean music, food, and culture. For more information please visit: CariVaughan 2012 or call 647.367.7880