Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Toronto Carnival 2014 Events

The pinnacle of the three week Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean festival is finally here! With so many  sights and sounds to experience, here is information on some great events taking place during the week and weekend. 

King & Queen Competition
Thu. Jul. 31, 2014 - from 7pm to 12am
Allan Lamport Stadium 

The Allan Lamport Stadium becomes an outdoor theatrical stage where the Kings and Queens of the bands along with individuals compete to be the best of the best. They give the audience the opportunity to appreciate the talent and artistic skill of the designers and costumer builders. The Ontario Science Center continues to award a special prize for the best environment use of material in a costume.

Jab Jab Jouvert
Carnival Friday August 1st, 2014 - 10:00 pm till 4:30 am
Outdoors @ Wilson Avenue Outdoor Arena - 1677 Wilson Avenue, Toronto (Jane & Wilson)


Jab Jab J’Ouvert is a night till morning event - full of fun and straight from the islands of Grenada and Trinidad. Live entertainment by: Talpree, Lava Man, Skinny Fabulous, Bunji Garlin, Fayann Lyonns, Problem Child, JW & Blaze, ASA Banton, Mr Leggs, Tommy G, G-Bolo, Plus a Special Female Guest.  

Experience a night of Jab Jab fun with mud, paint, oil; 3 Water Trucks; 3 All-Access Bars; more than 12 different food and vending areas; with a VIP Zone, Foam Zone, Dutty zone, Clean Zone and lots of good times to start your Carnival in Toronto!

- $40 regular advance
- $50 Cool Zone / No wet or no dutty access!
- VIP - $60 - Includes - All access to cool zone & Food and limited two drink tickets per person , Carnival Swag bag & Can b nice  Swag bags!

Grand Parade
Sat. Aug. 02, 2014 - from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Blvd - Map

The marquee parade is the showcase of the Festival. After months of preparation, masqueraders in colourful and striking costumes and steel pan bands wine their way from Exhibition Place along a 3.5 kilometre stretch on Lakeshore Boulevard. This performance of bejewelled masqueraders continues to draw millions from all over the world to see the live performing street art year after year. With opportunities for VIP seating in designated, controlled areas, which will include upgraded seating, tents, and marketplace.

  Summer Slam

Carnival Saturday August 2nd, 2014 - Gate opens: 8:30 pm;   Showtime: 12:30 am to 4:00 am Sharp
Outdoors @ Wilson Avenue Outdoor Arena - 1677 Wilson Avenue, Toronto (Jane & Wilson)
Summer Slamm 2014 with entertainment by: Bunji Garlin, Fayann Lyonns and the Viking Band; Destra; Iwer George; Skinny Fabulous; Problem Child; JW & Blaze; KI; Drupatee; Salsa / Latino performers; Major Lazor DJ; Talpree; Lava Man; Plus Special Guest artist from Jamaica!
DJs : Marxman; DOC; Whitebwoy; G- Factory; plus special guest DJ Myles from Slam radio 100 in Trinidad

Hosts: American Superstars ; JW from Trinidad - Claudia Jordan From The USA

- $40 Early Birds
- $45 Regular Admission - more at the gate!
- Regular VIP $100: includes: Food; two Drinks and side Stage VIP access only!
- Ultra VIP Area - $150 includes: Unlimited food; limited drinks - 4 drink tickets per costumer; Ultra VIP view; All access / backstage access after the show! Meet & Greet with photo of your favorite artist; receive a Carnival Swag Bag & Can b nice swag bag; Posters and CDs for Ultra VIPs
- Presidential VIP Package: $500 for Family of 5 or more includes: Unlimited food; 7 drink tickets per person; All access / backstage access - Meet & Greet with artist; Photos; receive - Carnival Swag Bag; Presidential View from Stage side
Special section catered with tables and waiter service!

Carnival Island
Sun. Aug. 03, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Olympic Island

The Carnival Island event is the fusion of popular Caribbean musical styles, Calypso, Soca dance music and Indo Bhojpuri folk, Chutney. End your Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival weekend on a high note at this family-friendly event.

 An added bonus is tickets to many of the events can be purchased online at ticketgateway.com

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