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Summer Soulsa

Fredericton to host Summer Soulsa – New Brunswick’s biggest & best Afro Caribbean Carnival and Music Festival!  

For immediate release: July 25, 2018

FREDERICTON (NB): SUMMER SOULSA is a new dynamic and engaging festival celebrating the diversity of African and Caribbean cultures through music, arts, dance, and cuisine in Downtown Fredericton on August 16 – 18 . Organised by Star Light Entertainment, and the New Brunswick African Association, the first annual SUMMER SOULSA will feature a multitude of music, carnival parades, foods, vendors, a beer garden and more!

The festivities will kick off with a sneak peek of the colorful and festive costumes on Thursday night as part of the Garrison Night Market. Stop by and admire performers from Toronto’s Allure Carnival as they showcase their costumes along Carleton Street and dance through the Garrison Night Market.

The official festival starts up on Friday in Officers’ Square with a Masquerade Parade. At 6 PM, masqueraders will parade the streets of downtown Fredericton starting at the back of Officers' Square through Carleton Street, down Queen Street and up onto York Street to Brunswick Street and then back to Officers' Square through Carleton Street. Watch the parade to enjoy Caribbean vibes from the music truck. 

At Officers' Square, some of the best DJs from New York, Toronto, Montreal and Moncton will be bringing you vibes from all over the world and from various genres - Soca, Latin & Reggaeton, EDM, Hiphop (old and new), Dancehall, Moombahton, Afrobeats, Billboard top 40, and many more till midnight. Something for everyone - and a chance to learn some African and Caribbean dance moves.

“This is a new event for Fredericton, something that’s never been seen in the capital city” says festival chair. “We’re hoping for a hot summer weekend to showcase Caribbean sights and sounds that everyone will enjoy”.

The fun continues on Saturday in Officers’ Square with a Float Parade at 4 PM downtown through the same parade route as Friday. The guest DJs will continue the party in Officers’ Square till midnight.  

Early Bird Tickets are on sale until July 31st at $25/day or a special weekend pass for just $40 and can be purchased online. After July 31st tickets are $30/day. 

Visit the SUMMER SOULSA facebook event page for more details!