When: Sat., July 30, 10 a.m. 2011
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo takes an island holiday during the Charlotte Caribbean Festival Association’s annual Caribbean Festival and Parade. This year, the fest features live music by Leon Coldero & Code 868 and reggae artist Richie Lane. Folks in vibrantly feathered native attire will march in the parade, and there will be special cultural performances, dancing and a beauty pageant, in addition to arts and crafts on display and traditional cuisine available for purchase. No jerkin’ around, it’s a good tropical time. For more information, visit www.charlottecaribbeanfestival.com.