The Kiddies Carnival has always been a trade mark for Caribana Children Carnival. It was easy to determine the number of bands and participants in the Caribana Parade in advance, from the Kiddies Carnival.
It started as an indoor event and moved to the street around 1994 or 5. Today it is still a street event with children ranging from those in strollers to around 15 years old. Many older children move to the Lakeshore to jump in the big parade. Parents are happy to pass on their culture to their children and grandchildren. This action has kept the parade and the culture alive for close to fifty years.