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The Cariwest Festival is a 3-day event that includes a Friday Night Costume Extravaganza, Saturday parade carnival parade and taste of the Caribbean.

This year, due to the LRT construction taking place in Sir Winston Churchill Square, the Cariwest festival is moving to a temporary location on the  Alberta Legislature Grounds.

Date: August 10 to 12, 2018
New Temporary Location: Capital Plaza, 9820 107 Street (by the Federal Building on the Alberta Legislature grounds)
Friday August 10, from 7–11pm
Saturday August 11, from noon–11pm
Sunday August 12, from noon–9pm
Admission: Free

Parade: Saturday August 11, 2018
Parade Hours: Noon–2pm
Parade Route: The parade will travel from 100 Street and Jasper Avenue west to 107 Street, then south on 107 Street to 99 Avenue. Parade attendees are asked to enter the Capital Plaza from 108 Street and 99 Avenue.

One of Edmonton’s most colourful and vibrant festivals, Cariwest is a 3-day event that includes a Friday Night Costume Extravaganza, Saturday Carnival Parade and a Taste of the Caribbean. Visit the Caribbean Village and soak in the sounds of the live main stage entertainment.

Getting There

Road Closures

Plan ahead before heading out. For a complete list of road closures, visit the Current Traffic Disruptions map.  

ETS Service

The festival can be accessed via LRT using Grandin or Corona Stations with pedway linkages to the site. A number of bus routes operate nearby, including on Jasper Avenue, and the Government Transit Centre on 107 Street.

Why not avoid the traffic and take the bus or LRT? For Edmonton Transit Service route and schedule details, call BusLink at 780-496-1600 or check the online ETS Trip Planner.

Parking Restrictions

Downtown parking is limited and there are additional restrictions throughout the festival. Please obey all signage, as tag and tow will be in effect. All festival-goers are encouraged to make use of transit, streetcar, and bike paths to access the site!

Bicycle parking is available at the corner of 107 Street and 99 Avenue, north of the Federal Building.

For More Information

For details about the festival, visit 

For More Information

Civic Events and Festivals Section



Fax 780-944-0042

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