Celebrate 51 Years of the Festival

Join us as we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the festival.

The Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival is four glorious weeks of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry. It’s an all-out spectacle of visual and performing arts.

About Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2018

The Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting four-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine and revelry. It is the largest cultural event in Canada and the largest outdoor festival in North America. Taking place from July 7 to August 12, 2018, this year marks the 51st anniversary of the carnival in Toronto and will feature more floats, music, celebrities and fun than ever before. The theme “Celebrating Our Heritage: From Then to Now” will infuse every aspect of the festival, from the parade route to the shows and all performers including singers, pannists and calypsonians.

The city of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area will come alive with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Salsa, Zouk, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. Carnival events will showcase originality, culture, and history to millions of spectators attending in downtown Toronto or watching on television and online.