I decided to start a special birthday tradition, by celebrating my birthday month with a trip to a different country each year. For the past two years I have celebrated my birthday in Norfolk ,VA and attended their annual CaribFest. CaribFest is a celebration of Caribbean people, music, food, and culture. After two years, I decided to attend a larger festival.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada hosts the largest Caribbean festival in North America. This year was the 50th year celebration and I couldn’t miss it! I figured this would be a great segue to traveling to Barbados next summer for their Crop Over Festival. I always enjoy the explosive energy, bright colored costumes, delicious cuisine, meeting people from all over the world, and dancing all day and night!
I was lucky enough to have two of my sisters accompany me on my first Canadian adventure. We attended several day and night events, the Grand Parade, and the S.O.S (Summer of Sound) concert. We also enjoyed delicious local cuisine, and made life long connections with people from all over the world. I would love to go back and explore the CN tower, Royal Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium, and so much more. I’d check out Niagara Falls on the way as well.
Below, you will see photos and video clips from our weekend trip!
Sound of Summer Concert Clips