Charleston Carifest is a Caribbean Carnival celebration in honour of Caribbean American Heritage Month. It is four days of food, fun, music, and costumes submerged in education and culture. This is the creative and artistic expression of Caribbean people. Join in and embrace Unity in Diversity.
Charleston Carifest 2020 will recognize the Charleston Caribbean Connection of 350 years. In 1760 the ship that landed at Charles Towne Landing came from Barbados with planters and enslaved people seeking to find more land to colonize. From 1670 to 1710 all the enslaved people entering Charleston by then the name was changed were tranported from Bermuda, Antigua, Jamaica and Barbados.
On Thursday, June 20 the Symposium and Opening reception will be held at the College of Charleston School of Professional Studies, 3800 Paramont Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405, 6:00PM – 9:00PM.
Friday, June 19, Carifest All White Fete. Venue TBA
Music by DJ Luigi of Latin Groove and DJ Swisha of Tropixs International. Dance to the sweet sounds of the Caribbean Salsa, Soca, Reggae and Afrobeats.
Saturday, June 20, Carnival Street Parade starting at 4:00PM from King and John Street. Parade leads to the Celebration in the Carnival Village at Brittle Bank Park.
Sunday, June 21. Last Lap Breakfast Fete TBA
Highly Anticipated Carnival Events
Charleston Carifest Caribbean Carnival Humanitarian Effort
As part of our humanitarian efforts, we are working with the Shelton Project to collect stuffed animals, books, soccer balls-size 3 – 4, child size cleets, shin guards for the children of Port Antonio, Jamaica WI.