Every year the DC Caribbean Carnival Inc. organizes a carnival in the Washington DC area that celebrate the cultures and traditions of various Caribbean Islands as well as African countries.
This year marked the 18th anniversary of the DC Caribbeans Carnival in Washington DC. The parade kicked off at 11 am from Georgia Ave and Missouri and ended at the Banneker Park. The weather was perfect for the performers and who danced and sung along to famous songs that were blasted from the top of floats.
People came from all over the DC metro area for this one time event that made everyone feel closer to home for just one day. “This parade brings so much memories of what we grew up knowing”, reported one of the spectators who waited patiently for the parade to move past where she stood for over an hour. It was well worth the wait and the experience was satisying beyond all measure.
This year events featured both Caribbean nations and African countries in the parade and provided a diverse look on Afrocentric cultures and traditions.
At the Banneker Park the attendees were treated with performances from JW & Blaze, TallPree, Kerwin Dubois, Edley Shine, and more.
Images from 2010 Caribbeans Carnival held in Washington DC.
Click on the images below to see the pictures taken from the 2010 Caribbean Carnival.