South Carolina Caribbean Culture & Heritage promotes and preserves the culture and heritage of the Caribbean. Our group is open to anyone from the Caribbean or interested in the Caribbean. South Carolina Caribbean Culture and Heritage Inc, was started in 2006. Our mission is to unearth, study, preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the Caribbean.

We promote understanding and awareness of the Caribbean Culture through festivals showcasing arts, culture and education while embracing diversity. Each year we showcase a different Caribbean country at our cultural festival:

  • 2018 – Cuba
  • 2017 – Haiti
  • 2016 – Caribbean Indentured Labourers (people who came from China and India)
  • 2015 – Salute to all Caribbean Islands
  • 2014 – Puerto Rico
  • 2013 – Trinidad and Tobago
  • 2012 – Jamaica
  • 2011 – Dominican Republic
  • 2010 – Barbados
  • 2009 – St Lucia
  • 2008 – St Kitts and Nevis

The Charleston Carifest is one of many programs promoted by the South Carolina Caribbean Culture and Heritage, Inc. (SCCCHI). SCCCH Inc is a nonprofit organization managed by a board of directors with an open membership to all with no regard to colour, class or creed. Our annual meeting is held in October. Membership is open to anyone of colour, class or creed.

The General History of Carnival

To help you understand the history and culture associated with Charleston Caribbean Carnival, we provide you with two articles.

Festival Proceeds

Charleston Carifest benefits Healthy Lifestyle Network, Inc.