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Celebrating 35 years in Edmonton, the Cariwest festival & parade is an annual celebration of Caribbean music & culture in the heart of downtown!

Due to the ongoing LRT construction in Sir Winston Churchill Square, the Cariwest festival is returning to its location on the Alberta Legislature Grounds.

Date: August 9 to 11, 2019
Location: Capital Plaza, 9820 107 Street (by the Federal Building on the Alberta Legislature grounds)
Friday August 9, from 11am-11pm (Costume Extravaganza: 7–11pm)
Saturday August 10, from 11am–11pm
Sunday August 11, from 11am–9pm
Admission: Free

Parade: Saturday August 10, 2019
Parade Hours: Noon–2pm
Parade Route: The parade will travel from 97 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 Special Event Road Closures or view 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, the High Level Streetcar, and bike lanes 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


Before you call: please note that we can only assist you with events taking place in River Valley Parks and Roads. Please visit Application Process: Neighbourhood Parks or Block Parties to book those type of events.

Fax 780-944-0042

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