CARIBANA QUEER GUIDE 2022
July 26, 2022
March 18, 2023
We’ve rounded up all the queer Caribana parties happening around the city so you an jump and wine and wave all weekend.
Queer presence at Caribana Toronto is bigger and brighter than ever this year! Our city’s QTPOC Community throws some of the most fire parties all year long, and they’re also bringing the heat Caribana weekend, a time that’s often complicated for queer folks of colour. It’s thanks to these folks, DJs and promoters that Caribana weekend is growing into something more inclusive every year.
We should also note that Global Black Pride is happening this weekend and they hosting some Human Rights Conference events, and a brunch.
Whip out your flags, feel the riddims and get sweaty with all these parties: these are our choices for the top LGBTQ 2022 Caribana parties in Toronto.
FRIDAY, JULY 29
The Black Pride Kiki Ball | 95 Fort York
A kiki ball and community bbq celebrating Black Pride!
Jerk: The Return | TBD
”This is a party for the bodgyalz pushing the latest in Caribbean and global electronic sounds.”
Hydrate Queer Caribana Party | Hush Hush
A wild, queer Caribana party with host @OHBUMBARASSCLOT and riddims by DJ Kicks and Joshua Lucas."
SATURDAY, JULY 30
Sucio Fête | Cold Tea
A daytime ting! “Selectors: Ace Dillinger, Adubz and GRUMP spinning the best in Dancehall, Soca, Dembow + More.”
Colour Me Now: Baked | Glad Day
”A BIPOC dance party featuring some of Toronto's emerging Drag & Burlesque talented, with a smokey, hazy, higher than life theme.”
Smoked: Cannabana | Sky Flower
A smoke-y, sweaty dancehall moment with DJ DJ PLEASURE, JORDIOR, AQUA AMOR and POGI.
SUNDAY, JULY 31
A Taste of the Islands Black Pride Drag Brunch | Lula Lounge
A brunch to close out the Black Pride festivities in Toronto this weekend with shows from Devine Darlin, Manny Dingo, and Canada’s drag race stars Kimora Amour and Jada Hudson!”
Blockobana | Stackt Market
Blockobana, the sibing event to Blockorama is a day music and arts festival where LGBTQ African, Black and Caribbean people celebrate our culture free from homophobia, transphobia and anti-black racism. It’s a day and night stackt with local DJs and performers and a vendor market.”
The Almighty Ball 6 - DC VS MARVEL | Lee’s Palace
”The Almighty Ball Returns with its 6th installment. The looks, the action, and drama, with the theme DC Vs. Marvel this superhero ball will be one like no other.”
World Club | 292 College Street
”At WORLD CLUB we aim to serve you a diverse catalog of club music from all over the world including: Afro-club, Footwork, Gqom, Baile Funk, Kuduro, Dancehall, and much more. Peep the DJ lineup and get here!”
Go Hard Africana Caribana Party | Lee’s Palace
An A- List of DJ`'s Spinning Afro beats, Soca, Dancehall, R&B, Hip Hop, Trap and more. DRESS CODE: African print, dashiki, tribal, African inspired wear outfit."