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19th Annual Atlanta Caribbean Carnival – Atlanta Caribbean Carnival 2007 and Parade of Bands Set For May 26, 2007

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The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association (ACCBA) has once again partnered with Atlanta Caribbean Folk Festival (ACFF) to bring the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival 2007 and Parade of Bands. This event is one of the largest and fastest growing cultural events in the Southeast and promises to bring the sights and sounds of the Caribbean to the City of Atlanta.

The Parade of Bands will be held on Saturday, May 26th, 2007. The parade route begins at the Southside Medical Center at the corner of Ridge Ave and Pryor St. Go left on Pryor St, stay on Pryor Rd, and turn left into the HiFi Buys Amphitheatre at Fair St. Bands/troupes will parade in front of the audience and judges at the Marketplace.

The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival is a cultural experience and spectacular display of colors and pageantry. At the Marketplace, there will be a variety of family oriented events featuring music, dance, calypsonians, steelpan bands and other art forms indigenous to the Caribbean. The popular Marketplace also includes the delectable cuisine of the Caribbean, America, and other Nations. There will also be a host of vendors displaying arts and crafts as well as merchandise representing the colorful flare of the Caribbean culture.

Other activities surrounding the festival include the official launching of the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival 2007 “Picnic and Pan in the Park” on May 5, 2007 and Kiddies Carnival which will be held on May 19, 2007

Tickets to the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival 2007 will be sold through TicketMaster or the HiFi Buys Amphitheatre box office beginning April 9, 2007. Parking at the venue is free.

Additional information, including the vendor registration form, is available at www.atlantacarnival.org or www.acffonline.com. If you are interested in being a volunteer at any of this year’s carnival activities, please call Annette Lemonn at 404- 447-7244 or Patrick McBain at 404-484-2957.

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