Press Release

BOSTON- Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 –

We’re ready for the road! The Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston (CACAB) is preparing to electrify and ignite the City of Boston through our 49th annual celebration of culture and unity. Join us as we parade and celebrate with masquerades and spectators on Saturday, August 27th, on Blue Hill Ave. This year the Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston will continue to create a multicultural celebration in honor of serving as the most prominent black parade in New England.


This carnival season will feature International West Indian artists, live entertainment, masquerade bands, family activities, food, arts & craft vendors, etc. CACAB’s dedication to embodying a culture of inclusion is led by President Shirley Shillingford (President), Kenya Beaman (Vice President), Robert George (Treasurer), Michelle Defronzo (Executive Secretary), Ruth Georges (Public Relations Officer), Sam Cedeno, Sonia Clark (Band Liaison), Clif “Smoov” Mathurin, Aminah Nunes, Eileen Kenner and Dr. Cal Whitworth (Member Emeritus). The board’s commitment to exemplifying a shared vision of community is supported by the State of Massachusetts, the City of Boston, and generous sponsors who continue to elevate the Caribbean community.


For the Carnival lovers who joined us at Placestead Park in 2021 for the Boston Caribbean Festival, we thank you. As we will be out and bad for carnival 2022. As CACAB continues to bring the vibes of love, community, and joy, we encourage anyone interested in registering a band or becoming a vendor this season to contact President Shirley Shillingford at or the Vice President, Kenya Beaman at or visit to learn more. If you want to stay connected to this season’s carnival events- join the Boston Carnival Tribe to be the first to receive event updates. Boston Carnival 2022, LEH WE GO!