Baltimore/Washington ‘One Caribbean Carnival’ festival off to a colorful start 

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Under a sunny sky, the Baltimore/Washington “One Caribbean Carnival” festival was launched, with plenty of fast-stepping energy, on Saturday afternoon on 33rd Street in Baltimore, Maryland.

The parade dazzled with colorful costumes galore. It  began around 1 p.m. in the 900 block of 33rd Street, near City College H.S. and the YMCA. (The latter was the former site of fabled “Memorial Stadium.”)

The festival paraders, with plenty of music accompanying them, marched/danced along the Alameda and into Clifton Park by way of St. Lo Drive. The carnival at the park will last until 9 pm tonight. Then, it will charge up again tomorrow, July 16th, at high noon. The festivities will finish up around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening.

Jack Young, President of the Baltimore City Council, was the honorary chairman of the parade.

Plenty of stalls at Clifton Park will offer food, drinks, crafts and other items. To learn more about this annual gala carnival, which features plenty of Caribbean-styled entertainment, music and dancing, too.

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