DC Caribbean Carnival is annual Caribbean style parade and festival designed to encourage cross-cultural programs within the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area community in the expansion of Caribbean culture, and to educate youths and adults in Caribbean arts, crafts and culture. For more than 20 years, the parade has been a popular summer event featuring 30 participating groups representing the Caribbean, Latin America and the Diaspora in colorful costumes portraying different themes, dancing to the sound of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, African, Haitian, Latin and Steelband music.
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The DC Caribbean Carnival was in danger of being canceled due to financial issues. The program has been modified and moved to Baltimore.
2014 Carnival Schedule
June 28 - 29, 2014 - Annual Pan Jam, The festival features local Steelbands and the Annual Dimanche Gras plus the judging of costumes.July 12 - 13, 2014 - Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival – On Saturday July 12, the Parade starts at Noon at 900 E 33rd Street in Baltimore, Maryland and travels along Alameda Street to St. Lo Drive. The Festival continues at Lake Clifton Park until 10:00 pm; $10 entrance fee. On Sunday July 13, the Festival continues from Noon to 9:00 pm featuring entertainment, food and crafts. Admission: $15.00 per person.
Official Website: www.dccaribbeancarnival.org