Countdown Begins To Caribbean Diaspora Carnivals – 2016

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A New York cop with carnival revelers on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2015.

Countdown Begins To Caribbean Diaspora Carnivals – 2016

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 1, 2016: Its summer, which means Carnival time in most cities where Caribbean nationals live outside of the  Caribbean region.

Of course the biggest Caribbean Diaspora carnivals every summer takes place in Toronto – Caribana; the UK – Nottinghill, and NYC – the West Indian American Day Carnival.

But Caribbean carnivals also happen annually in many other cities across the US, UK and Canada. Here is a list of the 2016 carnivals set to get underway, beginning this weekend:  

1: Montreal, Canada (Carifest) – July 2nd, 2016

2: Baltimore / Washington DC Carnival –  July 9th, 2016

3: Atlantic City, NJ –  July 15, 2016

4: Jersey City, NJ – July 23, 2016

5: Caribana Toronto – July 30, 2016

6: Vancouver, BC – July 23-24, 2016

7: Edmonton (Cariwest) – Aug 5-7, 2016

8: Detroit, MI Caribbean Cultural Festival – Aug 12-14, 2016

9: Chicago, IL Windy City Carnival – August 20, 2016

10: Jacksonville Carnival – Aug 13th, 2016

11: Virginia CaribFest Carnival – Aug 20th, 2016

12: CaribMask Caribbean Carnival, Raleigh, NC – August 27th

13: Worcester Carnival (Worcester, Massachusetts, USA) – Aug  28th, 2016

14: Notting Hill (London, UK) Carnival – Aug  28th – 29th, 2016

15: West Indian American Carnival, NY (Labor Day) – Sept. 5th, 2016

16: Cambridge Carnival – Sep 11th, 2016

17: Dallas Carnival – Sep 22-25th, 2016

18: Miami Carnival, FL – Oct 9th, 2016

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