Caribana, held in Toronto, is the largest Caribbean Festival in North America. Numerous soca and mas troups, with their scantily-and-brightly clad dancers and giant sound systems blaring reggae/soca music, participate in a huge parade near the end of the one-month long festival. It is estimated that 1.5 million visitors came to Toronto to attend the events this year. Here are a few pictures of the dancers and costumes from the big parade last weekend. (Note: due to security issues, the entire parade route is fenced in so these were taken through wire fences. When the sun was directly overhead. NOT the best way to try to take pictures!) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Men, and children, participate too but they are definitely outnumbered by the women 8. 9.