Brampton celebrates Emancipation Day with Caribbean Festival

Published July 28, 2022 at 12:26 pm

Brampton is marking Emancipation Day with the Caribbean Festival, celebrating the city’s African and Caribbean communities.

Becoming law on August 1, 1834, the Abolition of Slavery Act freed more than 800,000 people of African descent throughout the British Empire.

The House of Commons voted unanimously in 2021 to officially designate the anniversary of the Act as Emancipation Day, and this year the City of Brampton is celebrating the historic date with the Caribbean Festival at Emancipation Park from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday (August 1).

More than 1,000 residents and tourists are expected to take in the festivities throughout the day for what promises to be a fun-filled event with free entertainment, foods and craft vendors.

Musical guests include Freedom Mas Band, DJ Musically In Motion, and the Pan Fantasy Steelband. There will also be a performance by Anasai storyteller Gail Miller.

Here are all the food and craft vendors and

Food Vendors

  • Snowie By Cherry
  • Daddy Brown’s
  • Lemon Heaven
  • Curry N Tingz
  • D & D Sould Food Kitchen
  • Diners Corner
  • Annesta’s Delight
  • Caribbean Eats​
  • Sam’s Juices ​

Crafters Market

  • Chi Fancy Boutique
  • Neer Art
  • Elegant Fashion & Jewellery
  • Yaga My Locs
  • Fab Faces by Fionna
  • 108 Mala Project
  • Nessaa Boutique
  • Tropixx Beauty
  • Soulful Colour
  • Gye Nyame Fashion & Accessories
  • Gosdebbie​

The city says on-site parking is limited and recommends guests carpool if possible.

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