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56 Years
of Free


Playing Mas and dancing on the stage

Toronto Carnival is Here!

Jump into the festivities and play mas for this year's Toronto Caribbean Carnival!



We are ecstatic to announce the return of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival this July to August, which culminates in a weekend-long celebration from August 3rd to 7th, 2023.

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is a spectacular display of costumes, music, and culture. This year, we're celebrating the 56th anniversary of the Grande Parade, which was first gifted to Canada by the Caribbean Community during Canada’s centennial celebrations.

This Caribbean tradition of parading through the street was founded in celebration of freedom and emancipation from slavery and is appropriately celebrated on what has been recognized by the Canadian government as Emancipation Day weekend.

Carnival Experience


  • Official Launch
    Tue, Jul 11
    Nathan Phillips Square
    Jul 11, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N1, Canada
    The Official Launch to the 2023 Toronto Carnival month!
  • Junior King & Queen Showcase
    Sun, Jul 16
    Scarborough Town Centre
    Jul 16, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5
    Junior King & Queen Showcase welcomes all in support of de Future of de Carnival with the lavish and colourful showcase of the Jr. King & Queen creations!
  • Junior Carnival Parade
    Sat, Jul 22
    Malvern Community Centre & Neilson Park
    Jul 22, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Malvern Community Centre & Neilson Park, 1555 Neilson Rd, Scarborough, ON M1B 5Z7, Canada
    Junior Carnival Parade welcomes you to march along Neilson Road, in support of the future revellers.
  • King & Queen Showcase
    Thu, Aug 03
    Lamport Stadium
    Aug 03, 5:00 p.m. EDT – Aug 04, 12:00 a.m. EDT
    Lamport Stadium, 1151 King St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1E9, Canada
    Come support your favourite Mas Bands and their grand showcase of the King & Queen costumes!
  • OSA: Pan Alive
    Fri, Aug 04
    Lamport Stadium
    Aug 04, 7:00 p.m. EDT – Aug 05, 12:00 a.m. EDT
    Lamport Stadium, 1155 King St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1E9, Canada
    Brought to you by the Ontario Steel pan Association. Pan Alive is back and ready to showcase Toronto's avid steel pan performers promoting and preserving the cultural musical art-form.
  • The Grand Parade
    Sat, Aug 05
    Lakeshore Blvd W & Exhibition Place
    Aug 05, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Lakeshore Blvd W & Exhibition Place , 115 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada
    Jump up and wave with thousands of masqueraders on Lakeshore Boulevard as Toronto's top DJ's spin the hottest Soca music! There is a paid area with plenty of food, refreshments and more. You can also watch for free along Lakeshore Blvd.


Government of Canada
Government of Ontario
City of Toronto
This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation


Carnival Nations Mas Band
Costume Creators Mas Band
E.P.I.C. Carnival Mas Band
Fantazia Carnival Mas Band
Sunlime Canada Mas Band
Lavway Mas Band
Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes
Ontario Steelpan Association
SugaCayne Mas Band
Freedom Mas Band
Tribal Carnival Mas Band
Toronto Revellers Mas Band
Saldenah Carnival Mas Band


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