Photos: Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue

A woman dances in the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

The annual festival of Caribbean culture was back in a big way on Saturday, as the colourful carnival inspired parade took over Stephen Avenue.

Floats and dancers representing the nations surrounding the Caribbean made their way from Olympic Plaza to Shaw Millennium Park.

Carifest began in the 1980s after members of Calgary’s Caribbean community formed the CanCarib Association, with the goal of fostering an understanding that the culture was more than just food and music.

Photos from the 2022 parade

A woman dances in the Brazil section of the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Brazil float and dancers in the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A woman dances in the Brazil section of the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A woman dances in the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A DJ plays music in the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
DJs lead dancers from the back of a pickup truck at the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A group of dancers performs for the crowd as the Carifest 2022 Parade slows down past Centre Street and Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Members of the Jamaica float and group wave the national flag at the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgarians line up to watch the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A man on a motorcycle and a man on a bike do a mock drag race start at the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A girl in the Island Tribe float wears her sunglasses upside down during the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Dancers of all ages take part in the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A dancer wears large wings in the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Jab Jab dancers, representing Grenada, at the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Jab Jab dancers, representing Grenada, at the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Jab Jab dancers, representing Grenada, at the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Psykotik Mas Club of Calgary at the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Psykotik Mas Club of Calgary at the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Psykotik Mas Club of Calgary at the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Psykotik Mas Club of Calgary at the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Psykotik Mas Club of Calgary at the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Psykotik Mas Club of Calgary at the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Dancers pull old Egyptian styled parade floats in the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Dancers pull old Egyptian styled parade floats in the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Dancers wear old Egyptian styled costumes in the Carifest 2022 Parade on Stephen Avenue in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

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