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FESTIVAL | Carifest 

Celebrating Caribbean culture, the Rochester West Indian Festival Organization (RWIFO) will present the 31st annual Carifest and parade on Saturday, August 8. Beginning at 11 a.m., the parade will feature the vibrant colors and costumes indicative of the West Indies. The parade begins at the Liberty Pole (intersection of East Avenue and East Main Street) and will run down East Main Street, ending at Brown Square Park (251 Verona Street). The festival begins there at 1 p.m., and will feature food, dance, music, arts, and crafts. Pop-reggae group Inner Circle, best known for the theme to the TV show "COPS," will headline the musical roster.

Tickets for Carifest are $16 in advance, $20 at the door. Senior citizens and children ages 6 to 12 are $10. Children under 5 are free. For more information, visit


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