Thousands of people attended the 18th annual Caribbean Festival over the weekend at the Albion Fairgrounds in Maple Ridge.
Last year the event attracted 18,000 people.
This year’s free weekend long family event had no shortage of reggae, ska, soca and Cuban salsa by popular artists like Boomdaddy, Rumba Calsa, Ezra Kwizera, Mostly Marley, Tropical Breeze, King Fish Limbo, Phase 3 Steelband and “Mr. Soca” Carl’s Soundvibes.
There were two large stages to provide continuous music throughout Saturday and Sunday.
On site was a variety of food vendors offering authentic Caribbean foods, as well as a kid zone with rides, face painting and other activities and an open-air market.