SPRINGFIELD Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield held its 15th annual Caribbean Carnival parade Saturday, an extravaganza cherished by the community.
Each year the carnival parade keeps attracting more participants for this high spirited show of community togetherness. A large crowd lined State Street in the mason square neighborhood to cheer the colorfully clad marchers.
The parade is an annual opportunity to express pride in Caribbean culture and to exhibit the colorful costumes that mean so much to the families from the Islands. People from other cultures in western Massachusetts would also join the parade to celebrate the special day.
The parade continued for miles until reaching Blunt Park in the city’s bay neighborhood. The festival featured food, music, and good company.
At the beginning of the Month Mayor Dominic Sarno declared August a Caribbean Cultural Month with a proclamation at city hall, something he does every year for the community.