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Cariwest is one of Edmonton’s most colorful and vibrant festivals! Introduced 36 years ago to Edmonton by the Western Carnival Development Association (WCDA), Cariwest provides a platform through which to share Caribbean art, music, cuisine and carnival culture to Western Canada.
Our 3-day event in downtown Edmonton, includes a Friday Night Costume Extravaganza, a Saturday Carnival Parade and a Caribbean Village, including live entertainment, a taste of the Caribbean and the Caribbean Village Marketplace. Colorful costumes, amazing Caribbean culture, delicious food from the region and along with the positive vibes the only Soca and Reggae can deliver await you at this unique Edmonton experience.