Masquerade Parade

CARIFEST 2016 Festival -- Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

     The 2016 theme for the masquerade parade is "Just colors" The costumes below are available to individuals interested in "playing mas'", or participating in the masquerade.


Water splash-CWater Splash Female-Child Hurricane-CHurricane Male/Female-Child Seaweed-CSeaweed Male/Female-Child Seagrass-CSeagrass Male/Female-Child
Seaflower-CSeaflower Female-Child


Endless ocean-AEndless Ocean Female-ALL sizes Shoreline-AShoreline Female-Medium

     Individuals may also choose to participate in the t-shirt section. The t-shirt and materials for adornment will be provided at the festival. It will be yours to keep after the parade.

     To join either section, contact, providing the following information: name, age, gender, shirt & pant/skirt size. Feel free to include a name of the preferred costume(s).


Parade Schedule

May Day – hosted by “In the Heart of the Beast” theatre
S. Minneapolis Bloomington Ave from 25th to 35th Ave ending at Powderhorn Park
May Day – Sunday, May 3, 2015 @ 12:00pm
CHS Opening Day – opening day celebration of the Saint Paul Saints stadium
St. Paul CHS Field
Tater Daze – annual potato festival celebrating Brooklyn Park’s founding
Brooklyn Park Regent Ave from 93rd Ave, detoured thru the Tater Daze festival site, to 101st Ave
Saturday, June 20, 2015 @ 11:30am
Earle Brown – annual celebration of Brooklyn Center’s founder
Brooklyn Center Dupont Ave from 59th to 69th Ave
Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm
CenterPoint Energy Torchlight – twilight parade of the Minneapolis Aquatennial
Minneapolis Hennepin Ave from Lyndale to 1st Street
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 @ 8:30pm
CARIFEST 2015 – masquerade parade of the annual outdoor festival
NE Minneapolis West River Parkway (TBA)
Saturday, July 25, 2015 (TBA)

Costume Policy

Costumes can be customized to personal "level of confidence," by wearing body suits, tights and other basic garments. These must be either creatively coordinated to the costume colors or in solid black or white.

Costume pieces must be returned after the parade. Participants in the t-shirt section may keep their decorated shirts.

All participants are encouraged to donate at least $5 to the costume fund. This helps to offset costs of maintaining and creating costume pieces.

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Twin Cities Carifest brings Mas' to Minnesota!

Take a look at costumes from years past.

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Learn about Caribbean Carnival & Masquerade.