Toronto's Caribbean Caribana festival is currently North America’s largest cultural festival and what was once a 3-day celebration since the start of 1967 has now grown into a 3-week celebration bringing in good and happy vibes from all over the city. Toronto’s Caribbean Caribana festival brings together millions of tourists to Toronto in August month which comes to experience everything Caribana in Toronto has to offer for various audiences. From families across Canada to young U.S. singles looking for a good time, to celebrities throwing Caribana-themed parties across clubs in Toronto.
For those coming to the Caribana weekend in Toronto, there are still tons of events happening for families to attend or check out. It is also the time when the majority of visitors come to the city. The King and Queen Competition will take place on the long weekend at Lamport Stadium, showcasing the costumes of Caribana Mas Bands Worldwide.
Families can also attend the main attraction of the Toronto Caribbean carnival which is the Grande Parade! This event takes place on the Saturday of the long weekend and is highly anticipated by visitors as it draws over 1 million people and Toronto residents annually. It is one of the most important and biggest cultural events held in Toronto – the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. And too so not want to miss it, not to mention you can visit the nightly and parties.
Toronto Caribana Weekend passes are organized by 3-day passes or 4-day passes with early bird tickets on sale in February. For 3-day passes your options are 2-day and 3-night diamond passes, 3-day platinum passes, and 3-day gold passes. In addition, there is the option of the 3-day and 4-night diamond pass, a 4-day platinum pass, and a 4-day gold pass. With the 2-day and 3-nights and 3-day and 4-nights diamond pass being the package with the most value.
Hotel packages are currently sold out for 2–4-night packages. So, if you are planning to attend any of the Toronto Caribana weekend events, book with us here at Avalon Suites Yorkville to secure a suite close to public transportation, and walking distance to the below-mentioned destinations of day and nightlife activities.
Avalon Suites Yorkville will be available to accommodate single travelers to the event, up to small families with 5 people. With an in-suite kitchen, you can make healthy meals, and wash your own laundry with the in-suite 2-in-1 washer and dryer. There is sure to be a suite to accommodate you and your needs for the duration of the Toronto Caribana Carnival Weekend.
Caribana Mas Bands
The Toronto Caribana Mas Bans occurs in the cultural celebration weekend with dozens of events beyond the parade on Lakeshore. The following is a list of Mas Bands to take place in the upcoming Toronto Caribana Parade weekend which includes the Allure Carnival, Sunlima Canada, Epic Carnival, Toronto Revelers, Fantazia Carnival, and Louis Saldanha Nas-K Club.
Toronto Caribana weekend does not mean only attend the Parade. You can also take part in the day and nightlife events for those coming not the city or local Toronto residences over the age of 19+. Tickets are available on the official Toronto Caribana website and all events run from Thursday to Sunday of the Caribana Parade weekend.
Events include Dayfete in the Pool (day event), Oasis: All White Pool Party (day event), Warner lifestyle presents Carnival Pool Experience (day event), Daylit (day event), Sunday Block (day event), House of Carnival, Black and Gold, Sneaker Ball, Soca on the Roof, Twerk Madness: Hip hop and Soca, Foam Wet Fete Part, Soca, and Hip Hop, I remember at the Pint, Set it Off, the Carnival Kingdom in Markham, Carnival Frost in Fiction, 6 Vibe, Carnival in the 6ix, Carnival Nights, Campagne Trilogy, at the Roy Thomson, Re-J'ouvert-Nate, Soca Power, Turn up, Lit, Sunday Sessions, Soca Sensation, The Social, Soca Rave, Elite on the Water, We Ting, Welcome to the 6ix, Wicked in White, Foam Fete, Money Moves, Illuminate Reggae vs Soca, and Sunny Side up Cruise.
The annual Toronto Caribana Parade brings together nightlife, weekend activities, and family events with 2 to 4-day passes, and hotel rooms are sold out early. However, if you are looking to book to take part in the Toronto Caribana Parade, you can still book with Avalon Suites Yorkville. We are located 7-minutes to public transportation like the TTC to St. Geroge Station and Bay Station.
There are also many advantages to staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville. Each of our suites comes with a fully furnished kitchen with kitchen appliances such as a microwave, stovetop, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, and Nespresso machine. Suites also have an in-suite washer and dryer, a Smart Tv, and complimentary Wi-Fi, access to a gym and fitness Centre, conference room, and concierge service.
Avalon Suites Yorkville
More than a hotel room, Avalon Suites have more than 2x the space and are fully furnished. In Avalon Suites, you will be able to find amenities not available in a hotel room. Such as a cooking stovetop, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, toaster, Nespresso machine, and microwave. Need to do laundry? We also have an in-suite 2-in-1 washer and dryer for your convenience. Avalon Suites offers more than just a fully stocked kitchen, staying with us includes access to a fitness center and gym, concierge service, and meeting facilities. Suites also have sweeping views of city views of Yorkville, Toronto, modern furniture, and friendly working spaces. Including complimentary wi-fi, smart tv with access to cable, Netflix, YouTube, Prime, and more.
Located within walking distance to Wholefoods, Avalon Suites is perfect for your employee corporate relocation. You can make grocery shopping trips and cook up meals in your kitchen just like if you were at home. If you are not in the mood to cook, Yorkville is surrounded by several takeout's and dine-in restaurants, check out our blog Best Restaurants for Takeout Near our Short-term Rentals for more. And looking for an experience while you are in Toronto and want to explore? Look at our blog Things to do Around Bloor-Yorkville for local tourist destinations to visit on your days off.
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