07/07/2012 03:21 EDT | Updated 09/06/2012 05:12 EDT

Carifiesta Parade smaller this year

Montreal's 37th Carifiesta Parade took to the streets on Saturday.

The parade attracted about 5,000 people — a modest turnout compared to the event in previous years.

The procession started at the corner of René-Lévesque Boulevard and Guy Street, ending at Phillips Square.

A family-oriented "Carifiesta cooldown" event will take place on Sunday at Jean-Drapeau Park.