The Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

Or Caribana as it's known to all of Toronto. Caribana is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions held each summer in the city of Toronto. Annually Caribana draws hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the globe to Toronto's lakeshore. Caribana is a Caribbean Carnival-style event, that has been billed as North America's largest street festival.

The festival is highlighted by a massive street parade, with costumed dancers and live Caribbean music, mainly soca, calypso, and steelpan, but you can also find floats which play reggae and salsa. The parade was originally modelled after Trinidad and Tobago's own Carnival and as such has the similar activities and events, such as a King and Queen of the Bands Competition, and a two-day Caribbean art festival on Toronto's Olympic Island, along with many individual music and cultural events.

Caribana attracts spectators, celebrities, musicians, and "Mas" players from all over the world including North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and Asia to meet in Toronto from mid-July until the first week of August annually.

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