Raleigh (NC) CaribMask Carnival
On August 24, 2019, the streets of downtown Raleigh were once again set ablaze. RDACA presented the 8th Annual CaribMask Carnival. The day began with the first ever Parade of Bands. Troupes/bands paraded down the street in elaborate costumes jamming to the tunes from their native lands. The Grand Marshall, Children and adults- by foot, truck, and motorcycle- tramped down and get down for over two hours on the parade route. The 7th Annual Flag Ceremony had over 15 countries represented and was a crowd favorite. The 20, 000+ people in attendance were able to enjoy even more vendors than the previous year; food and artisan included. The main stage was once again electrified by performers from all over including Kerwin Du Bois, Hypasounds, Rudy Live Loose Cannon and more. As we enter CaribMask 2019 we plane to make this our best year so far. Look out for great acts and wonderful cultural foods.