SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Caribbean culture was on parade Saturday in Springfield as hundreds participated in the 14th-annual Carnival parade that began at Mason Square.
All along the parade route, enthusiastic onlookers added to the celebration highlighted with colorful costumes and lots of traditional music.
Beta Daley is the parade’s grand marshal.
Daley told 22News, “They get a chance to really enjoy the fun of the Caribbean, to see who we are, look at the food, look at the costumes, see what we bring to the community: a rich culture. When you think about it, it’s all people, so we are all together celebrating the Caribbean.”
The parade then concluded at Blunt Park near Central High School.
The festivities will continue Saturday night with a celebration of Caribbean customs, culture and food.