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Carnival City Durham Region


Caribbean Fusion, Durham Carifest and Pan in North Wrap Up the Final Days of Carnival City

August 4, 2022 (Ajax, ON) – Due to the anticipated inclement weather with thunderstorm warnings, the Carnival City Mas Factor King & Queen Show scheduled for Thursday August 4th has been postponed to Saturday August 6th. The Kings & Queens will join the Junior King & Queen show at Durham Carifest taking place at Ajax Downs, 320 Audley Road (across from Casino Ajax), thousands have already attended the festival which began on Wednesday July 27th. Tickets purchased for Thursday’s show will be honoured at Saturday’s show.

“This is our first year of Carnival City and the response has been fabulous,” exclaims Gerard Weekes, House of Culture Founder and Producer of Carnival City. “We wanted to provide a space to celebrate, learn and encourage everyone to experience the Caribbean right here in Durham. Unfortunately, weather has the final say in outdoor events and we can’t have participants in an open air space during thunderstorms.”

Below is the schedule of the remaining family friendly events:

● Friday August 5th – 7pm  – Caribbean Fusion

● Saturday, August 6th – 2pm – 11pm – Junior Carnival at Durham Carifest

                                                             Mas Factor: North Kings and Queens

● Sunday, August 7th – 2pm – 10pm Pan in the North – Steelpan Competition

“This is an opportunity for those who missed out on the carnival last weekend to experience the pageantry of the King and Queen competition, jam to local soca artists, attend the Durham Carifest and Junior Carnival as well the steelpan competition that closes out the festival,” explains Joan Pierre, Carnival City Organizer and Founding Director, House of Culture. “You don’t want to miss out twice!”

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