The Trinbago Toronto Festival is back for its second year, and it promises to be even bigger and better than before. This year, you can look forward to an even wider selection of delicious Caribbean cuisine.
Last year, the festival attracted 18,000 visitors who flocked to Yonge-Dundas Square to celebrate the culture, history, and impact of the Trinidad and Tobago diaspora in Canada. The festival also provides a platform for Toronto’s Trinbagonian-Canadian community to showcase their achievements.
This year’s event will feature headline performances from top Caribbean artists, including soca stars Nadia Batson and Farmer Nappy, calypso legend David Rudder, chutney soca sensation KI, and dancehall singer/DJ Agent Sasco. There will also be performances from local talents, a new Carib Beer Garden, and plenty of soca music to keep you dancing all day long.
Tracey Ramsubagh-Mannette, the Acting Consul General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, said: “At its core, this event is really a big ‘thank you’ to our citizens who have excelled in every field and who proudly represent our country every day.”
The festival is free to attend and takes place on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Yonge-Dundas Square. In honor of the festival, the CN Tower and 3D Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square will be lit up in Trinidad and Tobago’s national colors on Aug. 26.