Caribbean Fever: Breaking Down the West Indian American Day Carnival

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  • Celebrate Good Times
  • A New Home
  • Welcome to Brooklyn
  • Changing of the WIADCA Guard
  • A Jam-Packed Weekend
  • Early Birds Get the Party Started
  • A Winding Route
  • Island Tunes
  • Some Food and Fashion on the Side
  • Around the World
  • The Cops & Carnival
  • Violence Eclipses Past Parades
  • Stay Safe and Have Fun

Celebrate Good Times

Every August, millions of revelers from around the world descend on Brooklyn, New York, to celebrate the annual West Indian American Day Carnival. The five-day cultural festival features live concerts, colorful costumes and authentic cuisine, demonstrating a rich Caribbean legacy and the vibrancy of the region’s people. Keep reading to learn more about one of the country’s largest cultural celebrations.—Patrice Peck


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