Caribana is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions held each summer in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Annually, the festival draws hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the globe to Toronto's lakeshore. It is a Caribbean Carnival event, that has been billed as North America's largest street festival, frequented by over 1. The festival is highlighted by a street parade, which is held the first weekend in August. It consists of costumed dancers called "Mas players" along with live Caribbean music being played from large speakers on the flat-bed of 18 wheeler trucks. The genre played is mainly soca calypso, and steelpan, but you can also find floats which play chutney and reggae.
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