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1 to 11 p.m.
Authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, and island rhythms bring a festive Caribbean atmosphere to the Riverfront.
Schedule of Events
1 to 1:30 p.m. Music on the Plaza (Big O, Johnny B)
1:45 to 2:15 p.m. Sweet Noyz (drumming band)
2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Hartford Steel Symphony
3:30 to 3:40 p.m. Curet Boy Scout Troop 1443 Parading Flags
3:45 to 4:15 p.m. Carnival Parade by CICC, sponsored by City of Hartford,
4:20 to 4:40 p.m. Caribbean American Dance Group
5 to 5:40 p.m. D'Tay (Haitian Band)
5:45 to 6:15 p.m. Saint Lucian Folklore Association Dancers
6:30 to 7:25 p.m. Orchestra Espada (Spanish Band)
7:30 to 8 p.m. Hartford Steel Symphony
8:15 to 10:30 p.m. Open Mic/Dance Party with DJ Ace
2 to 4 p.m. Bro. Gary (Gospel), 2nd Chance, Minister Tyson,
Sis. Marisha, Rehoboth COG, Earth Angles winners,
Family Worship Center
4:20 to 4:40 p.m. Don C (Tribute to Hopeton Lewis)
4:50 to 5:10 p.m. Laree Salmon (Tribute to Phyllis Dillon)
5:15 to 5:35 p.m. Amandla Band
5:40 to 6 p.m. Jr. Holt (Tribute to John Holt)
6:10 to 7 p.m. New Release Band (Tribute to Arrow & Lord Kitchener)
7:15 to 8 p.m. Sophia Brown
8:15 to 9 p.m. Elan Trotman (Jazz Saxophonist)
9 to 9:15 p.m. RAFFLE
9:15 to 9:45 p.m. Platinum Band (Tribute to Dennis Brown)
9:45 to 10:45 p.m. Luciano (The Messenger)
Kid's Corner - Lower Park Area
1 to 7 p.m. Face painting, crafts, Price Chopper macaroni jewelry
making (hands on activity) and Price Chopper Bounce
House, American/Caribbean Games
2015 Festival Video
Vendor & Exhibitor Information (CLOSED)
Only accepting vending applications for Caribbean themed food and merchandise until 7/17/2015.
Directions & Parking
This event is held at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Please visit the park's page for directions.
Science Center/Riverfront Garage, 250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
CT Convention Center Garage, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
Morgan Street Garage, 155 Morgan Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Constitution Plaza Garage, 109 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103; patrons should use the south garage entrance on State Street
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*You MAY NOT bring alcohol into the parks and/or events.
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*This event is subject to change, relocation or cancellation without notice.