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Toronto Caribana 2023


The Toronto Caribana festival returns to a city full of joyous vibes. This year promises to be more epic than ever before, with sensational artist lineups and events that are set to host landmark crowds from the country and the US. From families looking to have a good time to single-party animals wanting to get drenched in the frivolities, the Caribana Toronto 2023 is set to be an absolute banger..

Joining in the grand celebrations, Barcode Saturdays is set to host its annual Caribana bash 2023 on August 5th. So tune and get set for the epic revelries that our Caribana bash has in store for you

A Brief History of Toronto Caribana

The first edition of the Toronto Caribana was held in 1967 during Canada’s Centennial celebrations. The carnival celebrated the Emancipation of Slaves, as the city’s West Indian community came together to organize the first carnival. But what started as a three-day celebration has now grown into a month-long summer festival that attracts millions of tourists worldwide.

The first carnival was organized to showcase Caribbean costumes, culture, traditions, food, and music. Soca, steelpan, and Calypso artists were abound, and the camaraderie of all the ten main islands was on full display.

Slowly and surely, the event grew at scale, attracting thousands, then tens of thousands, and now over two million attendees. It’s the largest cultural gathering in North America and one of the most popular summer carnivals globally.

Expect a vibrant display of masquerade performers and steelpan bands who turn the streets into one large party. Enjoy Caribbean flavors, including jerk chicken and rotis, which street vendors and restaurants sell throughout the length and breadth of the city.

Whilst at the carnival, attendees can enjoy various daytime events and nighttime parties, including pool parties, live music, fashion pageantries, and the Grand Parade itself.

Read on to learn more about the top attractions of Toronto Caribana.


The 56th anniversary of the iconic Caribbean festival, the Toronto Caribana carnival, is back. This year, many sensational events are due to take place during the 3-day carnival, which will see a repertoire of street celebrations. There are a number of exciting things to do if you’re visiting Toronto during the carnival period.

So here’s a list of awesome things to do at the Toronto Caribana carnival, from sensational live musical events to late-night parties


    The grand parade is the center stage attraction at the Caribana carnival, so attending the massive event should be on top of your things-to-do list. Witness the grandeur of the parade this year on Saturday, August 5th, 2023 where tens of thousands of masquerade and steelpan artists will celebrate from the Exhibition Place to Lakeshore Boulevard and turn it into a vibrant and vivacious spectacle that simply cannot be missed.


    The carnival block is an open-air party with soca and Afrobeats artists performing live. The event is complete with fun-filled activities for the whole family and street food sold by food trucks in the area.


    The daylit party is one of the most entertaining experiences of the Toronto Caribana carnival. The party takes place at Cabana pool bar under the open summer sky, along with some incredible music. Many renowned artists have performed at the daylit events in the previous Caribana carnivals. The event is due to be held on Friday, August 4th, 2023.


    Get ready for a blockbuster event of soca, reggae and Afro beats with some of the most famous artists dropping their rhythm in. The Soca Village celebration is due to take place on Friday, August 4th, 2023.


Caribana Festival is the oldest cultural gathering in North America; Torontonians love to be part of the grandeur event. The Caribbean-themed bash appeals to not just locals but people from all over Canada and the US.

Come the festival; Barcode Saturdays will be feeding the frenzy to celebrities and party enthusiasts alike with premium drinks and cocktail options. We also feature chart-topping hits at our party station with Hip Hop, R&B, Trap, Top 40, Latin & Reggae tracks that symbolize the magical night of Caribana.

You can join in the Toronto Caribana fest by availing yourself one of the two options at Barcode Saturdays::

Feature in our Guestlist

Join our guest list for a grand Caribana experience on the most sizzling Saturday in Toronto. Ladies get a free entry up to 11:30 and get a complimentary bottle of champagne from the house. Amazing surprises await the party people who feature on our guestlist.

Book a VIP Bottle Booth

The bottle booth service is for those who want to celebrate the Toronto Caribana night celebrity-style. Our bottle booths come with four choices as per the number of guests to be hosted. What’s more, is that you get premium access to our services and house champagnes for an epic night of celebrations.


Don’t miss out on a night of grooves, moves, and a whole lot of good mood as we host our annual Caribana fest right at the heart of downtown Toronto. Barcode Saturdays is the number 1 celebrity Nightclub in the opulent AMORE Toronto epitomizing everything grand and sensational about the Caribana fest.



The Toronto Caribana parade is an exhilarating experience, with its flamboyant costumes, music & dance troupes. But the biggest spectacle of all takes place after the parade when tens of thousands of people in colorful outfits gather in nightclubs across the city to party late into the night and beyond. If you’re planning on attending Toronto Caribana this year, then be sure to check out Barcode Saturdays!

There are dozens of parties and nightclub events happening throughout the city over the course of the festival, but the party scene at Barcode Saturdays is the best that has been attracting revelers from all over the country. During Caribana, it’s common for people to start their night at clubs and lounges located within Exhibition Place. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for a memorable experience and want to maximize your time at festivities, we highly recommend visiting Toronto’s top nightclub – Barcode Saturdays.

In addition to VIP bottle service, we have excellent music, including a live DJ. Plus, there are party-goers from all walks of life, so no matter what kind of event you’re looking for this Caribana season, we have something for everyone. Ladies always party for free & get a complimentary bottle of CHAMPAGNE when they come before 11 p.m., courtesy of Life Media Group. Ladies, be sure to sign up for our guestlist & attend early on Saturday nights to enjoy FREE ENTRY as well as a bottle of CHAMPAGNE each before 11 p.m.

Gentlemen, we haven’t forgotten about you. Every Saturday, prior to 11 p.m., the cover charge is lowered to $15. If you are not on the guestlist, the regular cover price is $20 for guys & girls. At Barcode Saturdays, our friendly & helpful staff will ensure that your evening will be amazing from start to finish. We hope to see you soon!


Whether you’re a die-hard party fanatic or are making your first foray into clubland, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll want to try out one of Toronto’s most popular Caribana events. These celebrations take place all over the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), especially in Toronto Nightclubs, which offer something for everyone: music, food, drinks & much more. These venues can range from upscale lounges and clubs to hotel ballrooms and pubs – but no one beats Barcode Saturdays!

You can expect an exhilarating experience with live entertainment, dancing, costumes & more. The most common Caribana event is a masquerade ball – guests usually wear elaborate costumes while they dance to soca music throughout the night. There are also plenty of options at the carnival if you’d rather hit up some authentic Caribbean food before getting down on Barcode Saturdays’ dance floor at a late-night party with friends.

Make A Toronto Caribana Adventure In The City’s Best Nightclubs!

With so many events happening over such a long weekend, it can be hard to know where to start. Clubs are where all of the action takes place during Caribana. They’re hot spots for performers, dancers & celebrity guests. Our special guest list is sure to get you access to our hottest nightlife events happening during Caribbean Carnival. From DJs to artists, we have the who’s who on deck. Get your VIP booth & reservations now before they sell out!

At Barcode Saturdays, we have exclusive VIP Packages available at affordable prices. And with our line-up of great DJs & MCs, there will always be one that has what you need to have an amazing time. Whether you’re into hip hop or soca music, love bhangra dance, or would rather see some top celebrities, Barcode Saturdays has something that suits your desires & tastes. Don’t miss this chance to party like a King or Queen with us this Toronto Caribana! Hurry up and book your VIP bottle service booth now before it’s too late. We really look forward to partying with you soon at Barcode on Saturday nights!


Frequently Asked Questions

Although the celebrations will start from June, the carnival weekend is when all the action will take place. The Toronto Caribana weekend dates are from Thursday August 3, 2023 until Monday, August 7, 2023. The Grand Parade will take place at 8:30 AM on Saturday August 1, 2023 from Exhibition Place to Lakeshore Boulevard.

Yes. The hottest Caribana party will take place at Barcode Saturdays on Saturday 30th July, 2023. Expect live DJ performances and lots of Caribbean flavors at our annual Caribana party.

Carnival attendees of Caribana can expect Caribbean food stalls all along the main event area during the carnival’s month-long celebrations.

During the Toronto Caribana Carnival weekend, you can attend the following events:

  • Barcode Saturday’s annual Caribana party;
  • The Grand Parade;
  • Soca Rave Party; and
  • Toronto Carnival Boat Ride

The Toronto Caribana festival attracts millions of people during its duration. The Grand Parade is attended by a million people, while there are more than 2 million people who attend the festival in its entirety.

The daylit event will take place on Friday August 4, 2023 from 2pm to 8pm.

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