T he mission of the CCFA is to produce and deliver the annual Carifiesta parade and its related activities. Its plans are to educate the public about a particular facet of Caribbean culture and foster fellowship amongst the various community groups in its target markets. The Carifiesta parade is a colourful display of artistic expression. The Carifiesta parade is about cultural inclusiveness showcasing the talent of the Caribbean community and its multicultural nature.
O n Saturday, July 6, 2013, for its 38th edition, the Carifiesta immensely colorful parade will take over the streets of the Montreal downtown area. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend this annual carnival which gathers people of all origins in the expression of the joy and light heartedness associated to the Caribbean people. For 4 hours, the participants and spectators will vibrate and dance to the rhythm of the Latin West-Indian and afro-caribbean music. The parade will include floats decorated with the colors of the countries being represented, as well as traditional dances, exotic and picturesque costumes worn by the Carifiesta masqueraders.