Official Toronto Caribbean Carnival Events

 

Beyond The Mas – A Celebration of Freedom

When:July 26, 2019

Location:Riviera Banquet Hall, Woodbridge

Time: 6:00 pm – 2:00 am

Description: Beyond the Mas, a Celebration of Freedom is a fabulous new affair that lets you experience the magic and thrill of masquerade. We invite you to design or purchase your own costume and come celebrate “freedom” with us. Featuring Caribbean tassa drumming, Cajuca Mas Arts, a fine dining experience prepared by a celebrity Caribbean chef and the sounds of Ossie Gurley and the Truth and DJ Vince. Door prizes will be given to guests with the best costumes. Come experience the Toronto Carnival’s newest and hottest all inclusive event.

 

Kick Off Toronto Caribbean Carnival With Toronto FC!

When:July 27, 2019

Location:BMO Field

Time: 6:00 pm -8:00 pm – Pre- Kick Off Caribbean Party | 8:00 pm – Toronto FC vs. FC Cincinnati Kick Off

Description: Toronto FC will be hosting the Toronto Caribbean Carnival and the Jamaican Canadian Association to Kick Off the Toronto Caribbean Carnival in style at a pre-kick off carnival style party inside BMO Field prior to the game against FC Cincinnati. Attendees will be able to gain early access into BMO field for the pre- kick off party starting from 6pm.

The event will be in a reserved pitch side space behind the north goal inside BMO Field. With a private bar, steel drummers, and Caribbean carnival models the event is going to be great evening of family fun!

Attendees will then be able to cheer on Toronto FC as they kick off against FC Cincinnati with the game starting at 8pm!

Ticket Options
IMPORTANT! All tickets must be purchased in advance! Tickets to this event are limited and sold first come first serve basis.

$22 Ticket = Standing Room Only
$64 Ticket = Lower Bowl Seats *Includes a free $10 Food & Beverage Voucher

Click below for tickets and enter promo code "Caribbean".

 

Calypso Extravaganza 2019 One Caribbean Famalay

When: July 28, 2019

Location: St Peters and Paul Banquet Hall, Scarborough

Time: 5:00 pm – midnight

An unmissable event for calypso fans. An evening of classic and contemporary calypso music featuring performers from Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.

FEATURING
12 times Monarch of Grenada - AJAMU
2018 Monarch of Trinidad - HELON FRANCIS
3 times Monarch of Toronto St Lucia’s - DENNIS JAMES
6 times Monarch of Toronto Tobago’s - MACOMERE FIFI
Reigning Monarch of Toronto - CONNECTOR
TORONTO UPCOMING SOCA STARS AND MORE.

 

King & Queen Showcase

When:August 1, 2019

Location:Lamport Stadium – 1155 King St W

Time: 6:00 pm – Midnight

The grandest and most spectacular show of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. The Kings, the Queens, and individuals of the Carnival bands will unveil their elaborately themed costumes highlighting the creative minds and imagination of the designers. Male and female performers embody and showcase the creative work of the talented artists, designers, and costume builders. The Ontario Science Center will present the Innovation in Mas award for the engineering, construction, design, and best environmental use of material in a costume.

General Admission guests have access to a fully licensed bar and a food marketplace offering the best in Caribbean cuisine.

The VIP Experience includes a four course dining experience under the stars, a licensed bar with premium beverages and allocated seating to enjoy the most spectacular show of the Carnival.

 

Daylight

When: Aug 2, 2019

Location: Lavelle - 627 King St West

Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A Collective Celebration of Five Years Strong - Exclusively and Tastefully. A social concept that has become synonymous with Toronto as the event that launches Toronto Caribbean Carnival weekend.

DAYLIGHT, the ultra-exclusive Day-to-Night experience makes its much-anticipated return! Join us as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the annual event featuring NBA Superstar Lebron James!

Taking place at the exclusive and luxurious rooftop and pool bar LAVELLE.

 

2019 Pan Alive Panorama

When: Aug 2, 2019

Location: Allan Lamport Stadium

Time: 6:00 pm – Midnight

The annual Pan Alive Panorama event is North America’s largest competition of steel pan orchestras. Presented by the Ontario Steelpan Association and the Festival Management Committee.

 

Friday Night Mas

When: Aug 2, 2019

Location: Exhibition Place

Time: 8:00 pm – midnight

Friday Night Mas is the newest addition to Toronto Carnival. A Carnival Friday night parade presented by the Festival Management Committee and taking place at Exhibition Place. It’s a night festival bringing Carnival into the light with glow in the dark costume components, music and massive vibes. Featuring the Carnival’s hottest DJs, this event is a 19+ event. Your Friday Night Mas package will include your band specific t-shirt, cup, wristband, head piece and glow wand. To purchase costumes go to FridayNightMas.com

 

Grand Parade

When:August 3, 2019

Location:Exhibition Place and Lakeshore

Time: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm

The Grand Parade is the largest event of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. It is the highlight of the annual Festival. After months of preparation, masqueraders in colourful and striking costumes and steel pan bands wind their way from Exhibition Place moving east along Lakeshore Boulevard and returning to Exhibition Place. The road becomes the stage for the masqueraders and steelpan performers. It truly is something you can’t miss.

Select from a range of different experiences from our VIP Tent, to General Admission to the Main Stage or one of the three spectator zones along the Lakeshore with food vendors and licensed beer tents.

VIP Tent: The ultimate Grand Parade VIP experience. Raised VIP pavilion with unobstructed views of the Main Stage. Fully licensed with premium beverages and access to VIP amenities. Includes fully catered lunch with limited drink tickets.

Grand Parade General Admission: Access to view the Opening Ceremony and to see the competition on the Main Stage. Get up front and close to the action with bleacher style seating with unobstructed views of the Masquerader Competition. Access to the Main Beer Tent, premium Caribbean food vendors and amenities.


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Wine Down Festival

When: Aug 3, 2019

Location: Ontario Place - Parking Lot

Time: 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An Official Feature of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade Saturday August 3rd, 2019. The Wine Down Festival introduces a huge relaxed zone for spectators and masqueraders. Enjoy international food, cold drinks and performances all within perfect view of the parade. Featuring food vendors, VIP section and a front row seat to the Grand Parade. General admission is free. Tickets to the premium VIP section available. After party starts at 6pm

 

Toronto Rum Fest

When: Aug 4, 2019

Location: Ontario Place - West Island, 955 Lakeshore Blvd West

Time: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Toronto Rum Festival seeks to be the newest addition to the event calendar of Toronto Carnival. A Carnival Sunday daytime festival presented by D’ Bandit Entertainment and the Festival Management Committee taking place at Ontario Place. This festival will professionally showcase various Rum of the Caribbean while creating a true Caribbean atmosphere through live entertainment, competition and the sights, sounds and tastes of the Caribbean.

 

Jr. Carnival Media Launch

When: July 3,2019

Location: Malvern Town Center Scarborough

Time: 11:30am – 1:00 pm

The media and the public are invited to attend the official media launch of the 2019 Junior Carnival on July 3 at the Malvern Town Centre, 31 Tapscott Rd from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Enjoy a colourful lunchtime preview of this year’s costumes and talented young Junior Carnival participants. The event will feature over 100 junior masqueraders, live entertainment and more. This is a free event.

 

Official Opening Church Service

When: July 7, 2019

Location: Church of the Nativity, 10 Sewells Road, Scarborough

Time: 10:00 am

 

Official Launch

When: July 9, 2019

Location: Nathan Phillips Square

Time: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

The 2019 Toronto Caribbean Carnival season begins with the Official Launch ceremony at City Hall. This kickoff event gives the city of Toronto a taste of what’s to come for this year’s Carnival season. There is a showcase of this year’s Masquerade costumes presented by the different participating Mas Bands. Come taste some of the Caribbean’s traditional and favourite foods that will be available at the event. This is a free event.

 

Jr Carnival King & Queen Showcase

When: July 14, 2019

Location: Malvern Town Centre Car Park

Time: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Junior Carnival King and Queen Showcase is a competition of spectacular Carnival costumes with over 100 participants. The event will be held at Malvern Town Centre outside in the parking lot outside of FreshLand Supermarket. Watch children ages 16 and under (even toddlers!) compete to be Junior Carnival King or Queen. This is a free event.

 

Jr Carnival Parade & Family Day

When: July 20, 2019

Location: Malvern and Neilson Parks, Scarborough

Time: 10:30 am – 8:00 pm

More than 2,000 young participants will take part in the annual Junior Carnival & Family Day. The Junior Carnival Parade starts at 10:30 am with an official opening ceremony at the McLevin Road Entry to the Malvern Community Centre. The parade will then travel west on McLevin Road, north on Neilson Road to Neilson Park where families are welcome to enjoy a carnival showcase, kids crafts and games, food, live entertainment and the always popular Junior Chef competition. The event is free and all are welcome to join at the parade starting point, along the parade route or at Neilson Park, 1555 Neilson Road, Scarborough.

 

Emancipation Day Lighting of the CN Tower

When: Aug 1, 2019

Location: CN Tower, Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Rd

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This event is to recognize the Emancipation of Slavery and will commemorate this event with the lighting up of the CN tower along with the annual Underground Railroad event organized by A Different Booklist. This Lighting will ignite The City Of Toronto.

 

Closing Service

When: August 11, 2019

Location: St. James Cathedral, 65 Church Street, Toronto

Time: 4:00 pm

2019 Ticket Outlets

A Different Book List | 779 Bathurst St, Toronto | 416-538-0889

Charlie’s West Indian Food Mart | 10-3057 Hurontario St, Miss | 905-896-3663

Charley’s West Indian Food Ltd | 1154 Morningside Ave, Tor | 416-283-1441

Charloo’s West Indian Foods Inc | 1646 Victoria Park Ave, Tor | 416-759-7680

M&A Discount Store | 1154 Morningside Ave, Scar | 416-208-9474

Nicey’s Food Mart | 107 Kennedy Roads, Bram | 905-450-6045

Play de Record | 411 Spadina Ave, Tor | 416-586-0380

FMC Office | 19 Waterman Ave, Tor | 416-391-5608