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All You Need To Know About The West Indian Day Parade 2018

Caitlin Horsfield Caitlin Horsfield

All You Need To Know About The West Indian Day Parade 2018
The West Indian Day Parade is a NYC summer tradition you won’t want to miss!

Each year, thousands of people take to the streets to celebrate the cultures of the Caribbean in New York City. This year, the West Indian Day Parade takes place on Monday, September 3, 2018. The parade march starts at 11 am.

This annual fest features sparkles, sequins and feathers, as well as amazing traditional food and music. Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and Grenada, Guyana, Suriname and Belize, are just some of the countries celebrated at this special event.

The seven hour carnival-esq parade is free and steps off at Schenectady Avenue and ends at Grand Army Plaza. The pre-parade parties begin at 6 am with J’ouvert, a “pre-game” of types held before the parade.

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You can check out more info on the official website.

Featured image: metro.us

Tags: nyc, parade