Worcester rocks local festivals and carnivals celebrating its multicultural roots. The annual Caribbean Festival is one of the biggest events of the year here in the Woo. Check out these highlights from other years as we count down to this year’s big event.
Totally loving the work Future Focus Media Co-op does to highlight the beauty and community in our city!, ya’ll.
These are the sights and sounds of last year’s Worcester Caribbean Festival as captured by Future Focus Media Co-op
Caribbean Festival 2016 Photos
Of course, FFM Co-op weren’t the only ones capturing the color and excitement of last year’s carnival. Check out the fun of the day as captured by one of my favorite local photographers, Claudia Snell. Claudia has been posting her photos celebrating Worcester in all its beauty and quirkiness since at least 2007. Her photos of the city always capture its essence. You can find more of her work at WorcesterTurtleBoy.com.
Worcester Caribbean Festival 2015
Local photographer Troy B. Thompson regularly photographs area events and festivals, as well as doing portrait photography and affordable website design for local businesses and non-profits. You’ll find him and his camera nearly anywhere people in the community are gathered to celebrate their work and their communities. He’s also the creator of the No Evil project, which he calls his own personal crusade to help break down the labels that divide us from our neighbors. You can check out more of his work (with more amazingly colorful, festive photos of the Caribbean festival) at TroyBThompson.com.
Worcester Caribbean Festival 2017
This year’s Caribbean Carnival takes place August 27, 12 noon to 7 pm. The parade starts at noon at Worcester Common and will make its way to Institute Park for a full day of partying. The early signup period for vendors has just passed, but local vendors can still get a space for as little as $100 (Food vendors and others who require licenses are a bit higher). There’s also a full lineup of pre-Festival events and parties scheduled for those who want to extend the party through the weekend. For more info about pre-Carnival events and signing up to sponsor or vend at the festival, visit the Caribbean Festival’s Facebook page or WorcesterCarib.com.