July 13 – 14, 2013
Lake Clifton Park – Baltimore
One of the most exciting summer festivals in Washington DC is the annual Caribbean Carnival in July. The DC Caribbean Carnival is annual Caribbean style parade and festival that lights up our nation’s capital with Caribbean culture, arts, and crafts.
Combined with celebrations in Baltimore and Bladensburg, Maryland, the festival is now called the Baltimore/DC One Caribbean Carnival. This popular DC event kicks off with a lively parade featuring 30 groups representing the Caribbean, Latin America and the African Diaspora in colorful costumes and dancing to the sounds of Calypso, Reggae, African, Latin, Haitian, Soca, and Steelband music.
The Baltimore/DC One Caribbean Carnival takes place at Lake Clifton Park in Baltimore for two days of summer fun. The festival features incredible live music from over 25 bands, unique entertainment, dance performances, craft vendors, authentic Caribbean food and refreshing drinks. So grab a Red Stripe beer, kick back on the lawn and jam to the music of the Caribbean.
If you crave more Caribbean music and heritage, check out the Annual Pan Jam at the Crossroads Entertainment Complex in Bladensburg, June 29 – 30. This festive event begins at 3 p.m. and features local steel bands and the Dimanche Gras, a judging of live entertainment and beautiful costumes.
For more details, visit http://www.dccaribbeancarnival.org/.