Caribana Weekend 2018: Thursday, August 2nd - Monday, August 6th 2018
Caribana was started in 1967 as part of Canada’s 100th birthday. It was a gift from Toronto’s Caribbean community for the centennial birthday. Now it is the gift that keeps on giving, as Caribana returns every year, growing bigger and bigger. Carnival has grown into a multimillion-dollar event and has solidified itself as one of Toronto’s major cultural attractions and Canada’s largest cultural attractions. It draws in over 1 million people each year and a budget of over $2 million. It began with only 50,000 and a $50,000 budget.
Over a million tourists are expected in Toronto during the August long weekend to experience everything Caribana has to offer. The beauty of Caribana in Toronto is the varied audience it attracts: everyone from families across Canada and the U.S, young singles looking for a good time, to celebrities throwing Caribana themed parties in clubs across Toronto.