The Annual Jacksonville Caribbean Festival brings the beauty and culture of the Caribbean to Jacksonville, Fl. on Saturday, August 13th, 2016.
No trip to the Caribbean this year? No worries!
The Carnival Organization of Jacksonville, Inc. invites you to an exciting two-day staycation right here in Northeast Florida.
From Friday, August, 12th through Sunday, August 14th, you, your family, and friends can join COOJI, a non-profit organization, as it brings music, dance, food, costumes, and more right to you. With live bands, dee-jays, vendors, local schools, artists, and dozens of volunteers, organizers guarantee that this year’s event is a “can’t miss!”
Jacksonville Caribbean Festival:
Celebrating all Caribbean cultures, the Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival features everything from a street parade featuring Caribbean costumes and music, to an elaborate food festival highlighting all the flavors and aromas of Caribbean food, as well as Caribbean craft displays and catchy steel drum music and live performances.
The festive parade begins at 1pm, from the corner of 1st. Street & A. Phillip Boulevard then proceeds to the Food, Craft and Music Festival venue.
Dance along with the parade to the festival venue. The parade showcases colorful costumes, dancing, and the sounds of calypso, soca and steel drums can be heard throughout the area.
A. Phillip Randolph Park, 1096 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32206, is transformed into "Jacksonville's CARNIVAL CITY". At the festival, you can taste great Caribbean foods, stroll vendor booths with artwork, listen to music and much more. The Jacksonville Caribbean Festival features a stage show with live music and cultural performances, until 8pm .
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