“One love, One heart… Let’s get together and feel all right” – Bob Marley 2019 will be another exiting year for the Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival. Due to its overwhelming popularity and continued growth, the festival has outgrown its current location in downtown Maple Ridge and has relocated. The 19th annual Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival will take place August 3-4, 2019 at the Maple Ridge Fairgrounds. This year’s concert lineup promises to be another stellar event of the lower mainland’s music festival circuit,certainly a festival high-lite for Maple Ridge. In years prior, there has been no shortage of Reggae – Ska – Soca and Cuban Salsa performances by well known artists Boomdaddy, Rumba Calsa, Ezra Kwizera, Mostly Marley, just to name a few. Last year, the festival featured performances by the Tropical Breeze, King Fish Limbo, Phase 3 Steelband, and, our crowd favourite, “Mr Soca” Carl’s Soundvibes. In all the festival features two large stages with continuous music provided by 16 live bands from Toronto and the Lower Mainland’s Caribbean community, featuring Reggae, Calypso, Salsa and Soca music and much more. Our dedicated group of volunteers are working hard to make the Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival a favourite tourist attraction for the BC DAY long weekend for visitors and locals alike. We appreciate your support. Over 100 entertainers will showcase the music and culture of their islands. In addition to the music, make sure you enhance the experience by visiting:
- Our wide variety of food vendors, offering authentic Caribbean foods from Jerk chicken to curried goat.
- 30-40 street vendors displaying their goods at the Caribbean open air market.
- A large kid zone with rides, face painting and a number of other activities planned for our small festival goers.
This great family event is free and has attracted up to 15,000 festival patrons last year and has become one of the favorite summer festivals in the lower mainland. “Let’s get together and feel alright” this August long weekend to celebrate Multiculturalism with the Music and Foods of the Caribbean Islands. Come Join Us!