Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival


Jul 3, 2019 to Aug 2, 2019


The Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting four-week celebration of Caribbean music, delicious cuisine and exciting revelry. It is the largest cultural event in Canada and the largest outdoor festival in North America.

When: July 3,2019
Location: Malvern Town Center Scarborough
Time: 11:30am – 1pm

The media and the public are invited! Enjoy a colourful lunchtime preview of this year’s costumes and talented young Junior Carnival participants. The event will feature over 100 junior masqueraders, live entertainment and more. This is a free event.

When: July 9, 2019
Location: Nathan Phillips Square
Time: 10:30am – 2pm

This kickoff event gives the city of Toronto a taste of what’s to come for this year’s Carnival season. There is a showcase of this year’s Masquerade costumes presented by the different participating Mas Bands. Come taste some of the Caribbean’s traditional and favourite foods that will be available at the event. This is a free event.

When: August 3, 2019
Location:Exhibition Place and Lakeshore
Time: 8:30 am – 9:00 p,m

The Grand Parade is the largest event of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. It is the highlight of the annual Festival. After months of preparation, masqueraders in colourful and striking costumes and steel pan bands wind their way from Exhibition Place moving east along Lakeshore Boulevard and returning to Exhibition Place. Tickets required for this event.

When: July 14, 2019
Location: Malvern Town Centre Car Park
Time: 2pm – 8pm

The Junior Carnival King and Queen Showcase is a competition of spectacular Carnival costumes with over 100 participants. The event will be held at Malvern Town Centre outside in the parking lot outside of FreshLand Supermarket. Watch children ages 16 and under (even toddlers!) compete to be Junior Carnival King or Queen. This is a free event.

When: July 20, 2019
Location: Malvern and Neilson Parks, Scarborough
Time: 10:30am – 8pm

More than 2,000 young participants will take part in the annual Junior Carnival & Family Day. The Junior Carnival Parade starts at 10:30 am with an official opening ceremony at the McLevin Road Entry to the Malvern Community Centre. Families are welcome to enjoy a carnival showcase, kids crafts and games, food, live entertainment and the always popular Junior Chef competition. The event is free and all are welcome to join at the parade starting point, along the parade route or at Neilson Park, 1555 Neilson Road, Scarborough


Free + Ticketed Events


Various Locations

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