Updated: 4 days ago
Join us for our 37th year from August 6-8, 2021 for our hybrid festival. Thanks to EPCOR Heart and Soul fund, our festival is coming to you virtually and in person!
This year Cariwest kicks off with a Caribbean Carnival Fair themed festival extravaganza in Churchill Square. The square will be open starting at 5:30 p.m. and will have lots of activities for kids. The live show starts at 7:30 p.m., followed by the movie Bazodee, featuring Soca legend Machel Montano.
Food Trucks and non-alcohol beverages will be onsite. We encourage you to bring your own chair, as there will be limited seating provided.
Our parade will be popping up at noon on August 7. Our Masquerade bands have been working on costumes to showcase. The parade will be held in a #yeg community! Stay tuned, it could be yours. Tune in virtually for your front row seat.
Saturday is also about Caribbean entertainment, and we have put together a show stopping virtual show for you to enjoy. Join us online and watch the virtual show from the comfort of you home or come on down to our official watch party location, Central Social Hall. Sterling Scott will be hosting our show live on location. Did someone mention an international soca artist? That’s right Trinidadian artist Nadia Batson will be performing in our virtual show on Saturday starting at 5:00 PM.
The feting continues Saturday with our Big People Party. Join us at Central Social Hall from 7 p.m. for a lime. Ticket prices include Caribbean cocktails, appetizers, and music to get your waistline wining.
On this final day of our weekend, the festival winds down with more chill vibes and culinary chefs. We heard you and we have brought back our Cariwest Kitchen segment; you do not want to miss what we are cooking this year with special guest Tees Cuisine. Enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean with our local Steelpan performers and much more.
Check ww.cariwest.ca for more details.
By Nadia Goodhart