Caribbean fun on the North Shore Caribbean Days Festival is on at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver this weekend. If you didn’t make it out today, you’ve still got Sunday to check out the spicy food, music and colorful costumes of the dancers and entertainers.

On Saturday, the music was getting people dancing in the early afternoon (not always an easy feat) while visitors milled about the stalls filled with Caribbean and African-style artwork, sunglasses, discount running shoes and tropical shirts (the color on the really cheap ones tends to wash out after just one cleaning, I’ve personally discovered).

Jamaican Ginger Beer goes nice with the jerk chicken (a lot of the stalls seem to carry the same menu items, so it might be safe to choose the longest lineup if you’re looking for the best, hoping that the wisdom of crowds will work for you).

One thing I’d forgotten about Waterfront Park, not having visited in a long, long time: it has an awesome view of downtown Vancouver, great for us amateur photographers. Enjoy.

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