Cariwest 2019 will see us celebrate the 35th anniversary of our annual showcase of carnival and Caribbean culture in Edmonton. Our annual celebration of Caribbean music and arts will deliver a wide range of events throughout the 2019 festival season, each of which offering a different glimpse into the culture of the Caribbean.
The annual launch party kicks off the countdown to Cariwest 2019. The Mas Band Launch is a preview showcase of the prototype costumes that bands will take to the streets for the big parade. The evenings runway style event includes an mixer for sponsors and partners.
In keeping with the tradition of Caribbean Carnivals, the Costume Extravaganza is a chance for the Kings and Queens of the bands to showcase their new designs for 2019
The parade showcases the costumes and designs from all competing band. Spectators line the streets to take in the unique costumes and energy of the Caribbean. Playing Mass is the order of the day, leading into the Caribbean Village.
At the heart of Cariwest is the Caribbean village, home to the Main Stage, Taste of the Caribbean, Rum Gardens, VIP Lounge along with the Caribbean marketplace