Charleston Carifest

180 Lockwood BLVD

Charleston, SC 29403

Phone: (843) 557-6258

City: Charleston

Region: Coastal & Islands

Charleston Carifest

Charleston Carifest is a Caribbean Festival held in June in honour of Caribbean American Heritage Month. Events are held over four days starting June 23, and culminates on Saturday with a Carnival Street Parade leading to the Festival Village in Brittle Bank Park. Charleston Carifest promotes and preserves the cultural heritage of the Caribbean and serves as an invitation for us to join in unity. The eleventh annual Charleston Carifest will pay tribute to the Caribbean Indentured Heritage. At the end of slavery, people from India and China were taken to the Caribbean to work the plantations, so we pay tribute to the ancestors. Carnival is food, fun and music and Charleston Carifest has a great lineup of Artists including King Danskie a past Trinidad and Tobago Soca Monarch, and Reggae artist Angella Stewart from Jamaica. The Festival Village will have various vendors with Caribbean food, arts & craft, and the atmosphere will be filled with music ranging from Steel Band, Reggae, Soca, to Calypso, and the sight of masquerades in beautiful Carnival attire. The street parade with Grand Marshalls Mayor Tecklenburg (invited) and the President of the Greater Charleston Indian Association, steps off at 4:00 pm from the Charleston Museum on John Street and travels down King Street to the festival village in Brittle Bank Park, across from city of Charleston Police Station.

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