Caribbean Carnival Rolled Through Downtown Tallahassee

By: Angela Salerno
By: Angela Salerno

Music, dancing and shopping, and the streets filled with bright colors and feathers were all part of the Caribbean Carnival.

"This is our first time. We are going to check it out and eat some food and listen to music and hang out," said Kimberly Thorze.

Thorze, along with her father, came out to represent Bermuda.

"Just to have a good time, and watch the people, enjoying myself with my daughter," said Kenneth Thorze.

They say today is more than just a party.

"I think it's wonderful. That's what the Caribbean is about, it’s not about one country, Jamaica, Bermuda, or Trinidad, it’s about the West Indies united," said Kimberly.

The parade certainly was not lacking culture diversity. The day brought together folks of all descent.

Tara Valle said the bright costumes keep her coming back year after year. The costumes and dancing are a huge part of it, but it wouldn't be a festival without all of the great food, and there was plenty of it.

Vendors served up grilled foods and fresh homemade lemonade. The festivities brought the feeling of the islands to downtown Tallahassee.

Kids also enjoyed the bouncy bounce, and got their faces painted by clowns. Some local bands took center stage entertaining the crowds.


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