Cariwest is one of Edmonton’s most colorful and vibrant festivals! Introduced more than 30 years ago in Edmonton , by the Western Carnival Development Association (WCDA),Cariwest provides a platform through which to share popular Caribbean music, cuisine and carnival culture to Western Canada.


The 2020 Cariwest Festival will take place August 7 - 9, in downtown Edmonton! The 3-day event includes a Friday Night Costume Extravaganza, a Saturday parade carnival parade with  the Caribbean Village, inclusive of  live entertainment, taste of the Caribbean and the Caribbean Village Marketplace.

Western Carnival Development Association Board of Directors

Anna Edwards
President, Mas Band Liason
Samantha Alexander
VP, Marketing Director
Jantony Kellman
Julianna Cormier
Lisa Edwards
Director - Caribbean Village
Damion Lindo
Director - Parade
Greg Davis
Director - Sponsorship / Marketing
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Western Carnival Development Association Directors at Large

Lola Balogun
Special Events / Sponsorship Coordinator
Alexis Reid
Volunteer Coordinator
Aqeel Ali
Caribbean Village / Parade Coordinator
Thalia Edwards
Special Events Coordinator
Alan Reid
Caribbean Village Coordinator
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The Western Carnival Development Association

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