Trinbago Festival returns as Toronto’s ultimate food experience


Nadia Batson

Toronto’s Trinbago Festival, the largest Trinidad & Tobago food and music event, returns for its second year on August 26th and 27th at Yonge-Dundas Square. Following last year’s success with 18,000 attendees, this year’s festival anticipates over 20,000 visitors. The event promises an expanded range of twin island cuisine, a new Carib Beer Garden, and lively soca music. Attendees can immerse themselves in Trinidad and Tobago’s vibrant culture right in downtown Toronto.

The festival has partnered with Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) and the National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago. CAL will launch its Welcome Home campaign during the festival, featuring headline performances by top Caribbean artists like Nadia Batson, Farmer Nappy, David Rudder, KI, and Agent Sasco. Local talent, including DJs Steph Honey, Maceo, DOC, and D’Enforcas, will also perform.

The National Carnival Commission will curate a special cultural segment, offering an authentic taste of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, renowned as “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Acting Consul General Tracey Ramsubagh-Mannette highlights the festival’s significance in celebrating Trinbagonians and showcasing their warmth, ingenuity, and cultural vibrancy. The event aims to unite citizens and friends for an authentic Trinidad and Tobago experience.

David Rudder

The Trinbago Festival is a free, all-ages event held at Yonge-Dundas Square.