King and Queen Showcase to Capture the Spirit of Toronto"s Carnival


Enterprise Canada

Release Date

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


TORONTO, Ont. (August 1, 2018) – Extravagant costumes and talented masqueraders will be in the spotlight at the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival King and Queen Showcase on Thursday, Aug. 2.

The event at Allan Lamport Stadium in Toronto’s Liberty Village will present the creative works of masqueraders, designers and engineers of the authentic costumes that are recognized worldwide.

“This event is one of the most anticipated each year during our four-week celebration,” says Denise Herrera Jackson, CEO of the Festival Management Committee. “Our talented male and female masqueraders will showcase the work of exceptional artists, designers and costume engineers who are all a significant part of the festival.”

The Kings, Queens and individuals of each Carnival band, produced by the Toronto Mas Band Associations will reveal their costumes, many of which have been in the works since last year’s festival came to a close. The event will also crown the King and Queen of the Carnival, who will hold their titles until next year’s showcase.

Prior to the King & Queen Showcase, the CN Tower will be lit on the night of August 1 to recognize the Emancipation of Slavery. This event takes place alongside the annual Underground Railroad event organized by A Different Booklist Cultural Centre

The Ontario Science Centre will present the Innovation in Mas award at the showcase to recognize costumes with immaculate attention to detail, design, construction and engineering, along with the best uses of environmentally-friendly materials.


The King & Queen Showcase will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight and tickets range from $30-$200.


For more information about the King & Queen Showcase along with other programs and events, please visit The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue, Toronto. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Email: 


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