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D.C. Caribbean Carnival participants really love a parade. But don’t expect Boy Scouts, floating cartoon characters, or staid marching rhythms. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the main event of the citywide celebration boasts more than 5,000 masqueraders, four steel bands, countless rib-shaking sound systems, a mud-covered bunch called De Garage Boys, and Grand Marshals/
Councilmembers Jim Graham and Adrian Fenty. The mass, some 17 troupes who’ve worked for months on their costumes, will be traveling south along Georgia Avenue, shaking its collective ass to a cacophony of soca, konpa, calypso, and more. The parade begins at Emory Park, Georgia and Missouri Avenues NW. Noon-6 p.m. Free. (202) 726-2204. (Steve Kiviat)