Caribbean American Carnival set for Aug. 25

The annual Caribbean American Carnival will take place on Sat., Aug. 25. The festivities begin very early in the day in Dorchester, with the traditional J’Ouvert parade assembling at 5:30 a.m. at the corner of Talbot and Blue Hill Avenue near Franklin Field. The main event— Carnival itself— starts at 1 p.m. from Martin Luther King Blvd and Warren Street In Roxbury, with floats, dancers, live music and colorful costumes. The procession makes its way slowly along Warren Street through Grove Hall to Franklin Park in Dorchester. These routes will be closed to traffic throughout the day.

Photo from last year’s Carnival by Chris Lovett