Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival celebrates 16th annual event on June 14-15

ST PETERSBURG – The Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival is celebrating its 16th year and will take place at historic & scenic Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, June 14th and 15th, 2008.

A Caribbean experience like no other, come enjoy the sights, sounds, culture and food of the islands. Events for the weekend include live steel band performances from around the Southeast U.S. on Saturday afternoon and a Mas Costume parade on Sunday. Exhibits, arts and crafts, food, kid’s area and live Caribbean music throughout the weekend will surely please everyone.

The Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival is Fun for the entire Family!

Headline artists Ivy Queen & Collie Buddz takes the Stage on Saturday evening and Bunji Garlin, Faye Ann Lyons, Hunter & Leon Coldero will round out the weekend on Sunday evening.

The Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival draws visitors from throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival Committee, a not-for-profit 501.c3 corporation, which promotes the culture, music, and community of the Caribbean Islands, produces the Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival.

As proud members of the International Caribbean Carnival Association their vision is to bring together Florida’s multi ethnic diversity to experience the unique cultural tradition called Carnival.

The Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival, a refinement of the traditional West Indian style Carnival presentation, is a spectacle of pageantry, color, and fantasy depicted through a kaleidoscope of incredible costumes, steel bands, calypso, soca, and reggae music.

For more information about the 16h Annual Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival, visit www.tampacarnival.com

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