The 8th year of Taste of the Caribbean brought a record 20,000 guests to this free one day festival! The events authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, and island rhythms brought a festive Caribbean atmosphere to the Riverfront.
Our non-profit organization is able to offer this event thanks to sponsors and individual donors, whose support allows us to offer the event free of charge and open to the public.
We have begun planning the Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival on August 2, 2014*. If this is an event you would feel is important to you and the community, please consider making a donation.
If you’d like to be a vendor or market your business at this event, please send us an email.
*This event date is subject to change, relocation or cancellation without notice.
Caribbean Games Pavilion– Watch and play a game of dominos, limbo or other popular Caribbean Games. Festive face painting for children is free!
Caribbean Travel Village– Plan your next Caribbean getaway with island travel experts. Learn how you can enjoy the beautiful world class destinations and pristine azure beaches that the Caribbean has to offer.
Healthy Body Pavilion– Consult with health care professionals and nutritionists from Hartford’s Community Health Services on healthy diets for a healthy body.
1:00 to 2:00 Music on the Plaza
2:00 to 2:15 Sista Jamaica
2:30 to 3:00 Hartford Steel Band
3:10 to 3:30 Cultral Dancers Troup of the WI
3:40 to 4:00 Curet Boy Scout Troop 1443 Parading Flags
4:00 to 4:30 Carnival Parade by CICCA Sponsored by City of Hartford
4:40 to 5:05 Stanley G and Tean (Zumba)
5:15 to 6:00 Iroko Nuevo
6:10 to 6:50 La 860 (Nelson Bello)
7:00 to 7:30 St. Lucian Folklore Association
7:30 to 7:55 Hartford Steel Band
8:00 to 8:15 Music on the Plaza (….Preparing for headliners)
8:15 to 8:55 D’Tay Band
3:00 to 4:30 Music on the Main
4:30 to 5:30 Jr. Tucker (International Artist( Gospel)
5:50 to 6:05 Brown Eyes
6:10 to 6:25 Misteree
6:30 to 6:45 Owen Ire
6:00 to 7:20 Platinum One Band
7:30 to 8:15 Karen Smith
8:30 to 9:30 Terry Gajraj/ Supertones
9:45 to 10:45 Yellow Man / Sagittarius
Thank you for an incredible events season
Our events season has come to a close. We are hard at work on the 2014 calendar. Check back for more details. In the meantime, be sure to check out photos from our 2013 events! Learn More
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