Countdown To Baltimore Carnival Begins

Hardbeatnews, BALTIMORE, MD, Fri. Jul 1, 2005: In exactly 14 days, organizers of the 24th annual Baltimore Carnival will raise the curtains on this celebration of culture in a state that is home to over 5,000 Caribbean nationals.

Caribbean Ambassadors to the United States along with Maryland State Delegate, Shirley Nathan Pulliam, will serve as grand marshals to the parade, that will begin on Park Heights Avenue on July 16.

The three-day festivities kick-off on July 15 from 5 p.m. and will run through the 17th at Druid Hill Park, Baltimore.

Organizers say they are expecting some 10,000 participants on the street and hundreds more on the sidewalks as they showcase the color, culture and rhythms of the Caribbean.

Moko Jumbies will tower above mas reveler as food vendors delight with authentic island cuisine such as curried goat/chicken, jerk pork, peas and rice, fried plantains, roti, coconut, and more.

The Caribbean carnival/festival is one of the city’s most colorful ethnic festival. International and local artist will include Baltimore’s Panama Band, New York’s Home Town Court Squad, Carl Malcolm and Positive Vibrations, the Baltimore Islanders Steel Band, Dexter Keane, King Kabuki and Limbo.

This event is presented in partnership and cooperation with the Mayor Martin O’Malley and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

Daily attendance is $5 per person and $3 for hildren under 10 years old. Hardbeatnews is among the many sponsors and will have a booth at the festival.

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