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May 1, 2023 | Vision Newspaper |

“Celebrating the best in African & Caribbean Culture” 

Toronto, Ontario –  Following the resounding success of Afro-Carib Fest 2022, organizers have announced that Afro Carib Fest will return to Scarborough’s Thomson Memorial Park on Saturday August 19th, and Sunday August 20th, 2023. The award-winning Afro-Carib Fest (ACF) is ready to provide attendees with an unforgettable experience; including 30 live performances, over 80 vendors, a cultural fashion show, a busting afro-Caribbean marketplace, kid’s zone, dance competitions, and so much more.

Afro-Carib Fest Flyer 2023

Afro-Carib Fest is a vital community-building event that welcomes people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and abilities to celebrate the music, dance and folklore of African and Caribbean cultures. Throughout its 12-year history, ACF has brought together millions of people and featured over 1,200 artists, providing opportunities for both local & international performers. ACF was the first festival of its kind to join African and Caribbean cultures together in celebration of our heritage; showcasing the strength, pride, and culture of the African and Caribbean communities in Canada.

Afro-Carib Fest 2023 is slated to be the largest-ever edition of the festival, with over 30,000 attendees expected, and more interactive programming than ever before! Includes opportunities to join in the Drum Circle, participate in the Cultural Parade, show off your talents during the  Dance Competitions, and more. After taking in the excitement of the ACF mainstage, visitors can explore the  ACF Vendor Marketplace which features dozens of local businesses, as well as the works of artisans and local non-profit organizations.
With free admission, everyone is invited to enjoy 2 days of family-friendly activities and performances at the 12th-annual ACF.

Afro-Carib Fest is an award winning 2-day outdoor festival that celebrates diversity by showcasing the arts, culture and heritage of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora to over 40, 000 attendees. The event will take place on August 19th and August 20th, 2023 from 12pm to 9pm at Thomson Memorial Park, Scarborough. ACF is organized by Heritage Skills Development Centre, a Scarborough non-profit working to improve the health, social, cultural, economic self-sufficiency and well-being of refugees, new immigrants, at-risk youth, and other marginalized individuals through integrative and empowering programs and services. For more information about us, please visit and The 12th-Annual Afro-Carib Fest is sponsored by SiriusXM and LIUNA 183, and funded by the Government of Ontario, City of Toronto and the Toronto Arts Foundation.

SOURCE Afro Fest

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