The Caribbean Days Festival is returning to Vancouver to the city for a full weekend of music and food straight from the islands, July 25-July 26. Tens of thousands of people are set to converge on North Vancouver's Waterfront Park - just next to the Lonsdale Quay- for the largest event of its kind in the province.
The free festival runs from 10 a.m. - 7p.m. Saturday and Sunday highlighting the best of tropical rhythms, cuisine and culture. The party kicks off with a Carnival-style parade on Saturday at 10a.m. which works its way to the Waterfront Park. Once Inside the park, there's live music and plenty of spicy Caribbean food, all backdropped by the Burrard Inlet and gorgeous view of the downtown Vancouver skyline.
The north side of Waterfront Park is transformed into a giant food fair. Vendors selling Caribbean dishes and other international fare set up tents around the perimeter, while an outdoor beer garden keeps revellers hydrated under the hot sun.
Getting to and from Caribbean Days is easy. Waterfront Park is a short walk from the SeaBus terminal at Lonsdale Quay. Just follow the music.