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Dear PoP – DC Caribbean Carnival Parade This Saturday!

“Dear PoP,

The DC Caribbean Carnival takes place this coming wk/end – Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27. The Parade is on Saturday beginning at 11:00 a.m. from Missouri and Georgia Aves. and ends at 5:00 p.m. at Banneker Field. As in years past there will be significant traffic delays due to closed roads and crowds. MPD will probably start closing the roads from 10:00 am. Folks may want to plan accordingly. Hopefully there will not be too much complaining about the tremendous inconvenience to their Saturday routine, just come out and enjoy the Parade and the sweet Caribbean vibe. The vibe continues on Sunday with a Caribbean bazaar/concert in Banneker Park. Admission to the park on both days is $10.00.”

This is one of my all time favorite parades. It gets hot, it gets dirty, it gets loud and it is just a ton of fun. We talked about last year’s parade here. You can see reader photos from last year’s parade here and photos from two years ago here.

The official Carnival Web site (careful very loud music plays) says:

“The annual Extravaganza Parade will be staged along the Georgia Avenue corridor on Saturday, June 26, 2010 , and will commence at Missouri Avenue at 11:00 a.m. and terminate at the international marketplace at “DE SAVANNAH” – Banneker Recreation Park. DC Caribbean Carnival will host the international marketplace at “DE SAVANNAH ” from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m featuring food, craft and entertainment.”

Any advice for folks who’ve never seen this parade before?

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