Caribana weekend - a.k.a. Toronto's biggest party of the summer - is right around the corner, so it's time to talk about the top upcoming events. For the very best in food, dance, spectacular performances and costumes, Caribana's the place to be.
Caribana weekend kicked off last night and continues non-stop until holiday Monday, August 6th. The festival is hosting events across the downtown core all weekend long. As it does every year, the festival will be taking over Toronto's Exhibition Place and part of Lakeshore Boulevard for the Grande Parade.
Here are 9 incredible events to cross off your Caribana 2018 bucket list!
Sunlight at Stadium Rooftop Patio Hosted by Fabolous
It's not too late to get your ticket for today's Caribana Day Party! The day party is being hosted by rapper Fabolous at Stadium's Rooftop Patio. Located at 100 Peter Street in downtown Toronto, this iconic Caribana Friday event is a must. Plus, tickets are just $35 each!
Set It Off // Rebel Nightclub
Caribana's biggest hip-hop, reggae and soca jam is going down tonight at Rebel. Located in Toronto's Polson Pier district, Set It Off is slated to be the biggest Carnival Friday event of the night. The event's featured DJs include BET, HOT 97, and POWER 105.1. General admission starts at $35!
Hot 97 BET OVO All Star Celebrity Party // Stadium
Caribana's All Star Celebrity Party is back for its 18th event at Stadium Nightclub. Caribana's Biggest Indoor/Outdoor Event is happening this Sunday August 5th, 2018. The featured performers include Roy Woods, DJ Young Chow and DJ Flipstar. Tickets start at $40!
Champagne Showers // Tequila Jack's
Caribana is hosting an epic dance party at Tequila Jack's, with Hot 97 and POWER 105.1 spinning all night long. The event is happening Saturday, August 4th, and tickets start at $35.
Carnival Village // Regent Park
This epic outdoor festival is one of the last Caribana events, happening next Tuesday, August 14th at Toronto's Regent Park. The event is family-friendly, and describes itself as a "community celebration of masquerade, music, dance and storytelling."
Pan Alive // Lamport Stadium
Tonight, North America's best Steel Pan orchestras will compete at Toronto's Lamport Stadium. It's a chance to experience and dance to some of the world's most incredible Caribbean steel pan music. The performances start at 7:00 PM tonight, and tickets start at $20.
The Trilogy // 99 Sudbury
Hit up this three-level dance party tomorrow night at 99 Sudbury Street. Tickets start at $30, which grants you access into all three rooms - each of which will be bumping the best in Hip Hop, Soca, R&B and Reggae.
Twerk Madness // Fiction
The name speaks for itself! On Saturday, August 4th at Toronto's Fiction nightclub, this event is dedicated to the very best in Hip Hop and Soca. Get your ticket now and prepare for an all-night twerk fest!
Sunday Sessions // Orchid Patio
This daytime jam at Toronto's Orchid outdoor patio is a new and exciting Caribana Sunday event. From 1 to 7 PM, Sunday Sessions will be the ultimate destination for 'Bana fun in the sun. Tickets are just $20!
Grande Parade 2018 // Exhibition Place
The Grande Parade is Caribana's flagship event and kicks off in the morning on Saturday, August 4th. Millions of people from all over the world have gathered at Toronto's Exhibition Place for the Grande Parade, to witness months of hard work and preparation come to life. Masqueraders, steel pan performers and talented dancers take over the street all day long for the colourful parade.