JULY 15 TO AUGUST 15 The colourful sights and sounds of the Caribbean arrive as part of the Scotiabank Caribana Festival. On top of its massive Caribana Parade (July 31), which packs Lake Shore Boulevard with pageantry, the annual celebration offers many ways to enjoy tropical culture. Preview the festivities at the official Yonge-Dundas Square launch party (July 15), or visit the Royal Ontario Museum to see more than 100 works by African-Canadian artists (opens July 22). For music lovers, Pan Alive (July 30) showcases the talents of steel pan drummers from across Ontario. Various venues and times; call 416-391-5608 or visit here for more information.