On August 26, 2017, the streets of downtown Raleigh were once again set ablaze. RDACA presented the 6th Annual CaribMask Carnival. The day began with the first ever Parade of Bands. Troupes/bands paraded down the street in elaborate costumes jamming to the tunes from their native lands. The Grand Marshall, Children and adults- by foot, truck, and motorcycle- tramped down and got down for over an hour on the parade route. When the parade ended, Carnival Village was opened by Raleigh Mayor Pro Term Eugene Weeks and WRAL’s Ken Smith! The 2nd Annual Flag Ceremony had over 15 countries represented and was a crowd favorite. The 15, 000+ people in attendance were able to enjoy even more vendors than the previous year; food and artisan included. The main stage was once again electrified by performers from all over including Shurwayne Winchester, Pumpa, Loose Cannon and more. As we enter CaribMask 2017 we plane to make this our best year so far. Look out for great acts and wonderful cultural foods.
More information is available at www.caribmask.com.