The Caribbean Carnival marches to Franklin Park
Vanessa Mascall dances with the queen costume for Soca Associates.
Five-year-old Kalaiya Marshall Akhia (front) dances with Boston Socaholics. The Socaholics’ 2013 theme was “Sweet Escape.”
Boston Socaholics band leader Derric Sealy gets into the spirit of Carnival, leading his dancers in the parade to Franklin Park.
Stilt walkers with the New York-based group, Brooklyn Jumpers, march on the Caribbean Carnival parade route.
Siani Joseph dances with a heavy wire-framed costume with Soca Associates. The group’s theme was “Fantasies of Flight.” The costume, which rests on a wheeled steel frame, measured about 20 feet across and 15 feet high.
Selwyn Malcolm’s costume at the Caribbean Festival on Aug. 24 portrays a fierce mare in keeping with the Trinidad and Tobago Social Club’s theme for 2013, “Nightmares.”
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The 2013 Caribbean Carnival was held on Aug. 24 with a parade to Franklin Park.