Music, Dance, Culture and of course, Food! The award winning 8th Annual Afro- Carib Fest ( ACF) is back on Saturday August 24th and Sunday August 25th 2019 for an unforgettable experience. Taking place at the Albert Campbell Square in Scarborough, the dynamic event highlights the culture and essence of African Caribbean communities.
This year’s event will showcase over 50 local and international artists as well as include its first ever cultural parade ( on Saturday August 24th at 3:30pm) ; which will display the beautiful colors, dance, and styles of the Afro-Caribbean culture. There will be exciting belly dance lessons, drum and dance performances, audience engagement activities, a youth and kids zone, dance competitions on each day with exciting prizes and more! There is something for everyone at our bustling marketplace with diverse vendors and food trucks. The festival attracts over 35,000 people from the GTA and across Ontario. The event is FREE and will run from 12:00pm to 9:00pm each day.
Afro Carib Fest is brought to you by Heritage Skills Development Centre ( HSDC) ; a non-profit organization with a goal to promote and celebrate diversity, foster civic pride, bridge cultural and economic gaps with integrative learning opportunities and creative community engagement. ACF has become a vital component of the cultural fabric of Scarborough and offers an avenue for the celebration of the heritage of the African and Caribbean communities and beyond as it showcases unity, diversity, inclusiveness through arts, music, food and culture.
Some of the artists this year include: Ammoye, Tonya P, Burundi Drumming Toronto, BlackStars, Level Exodus Band, SlimFlex, Indian Ocean Roots, ICU group, Carnival Spice, HummingBird Tassa Drumming Group, RemiRay, Gabriela Belly Dance, Major Benzy, Prince David Sax and much more!
We hope you will join us to capture and witness our diversity, community and cultural pride!