Home > Summer Events in Charleston > 2013 Carifest

Caribbean Festival in Charleston  Carifest - Celebrating Trinidad & Tobago
Thurs., June 12 - Sat., June 14

Charleston, SC Carifest: Carribean parade, finale and events downtown  Join in Carifest's cultural diversity, parade, learning sessions, and celebration as they feature Jamaican in 2014.  The Carifest has been such a wonderful, fun filled experience, years past, and we're sure to expect the same this June!  This is a summertime family event in Charleston to enjoy!

  This years Caribbean Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 12 and ends on Saturday, June 14, with events for the whole family to enjoy.  Carifest events will be spread throughout Charleston, and this years spotlight is Puerto Rico!  Here are some venues and specifics for this years festival:

June 20, 5:30PM
Carifest Symposium
Stern Student Center with Dr. Monica Ponton-Arrington
Special guest of honor, Dr. Ponton-Arrington, the Southern Regional Rep of the United Confederation of the Taino People.  She also is the Executive Liaison of Indigenous Affairs at IPI North America. She will explain the The Lost People of Boriken.  This is a free Carrifest event in Charleston located on the College Of Charleston's campus.
 
June 14, 2 - 8PM
Cultural Celebration in Brittle Bank Park
The parade runs through downtown and settles at Brittle Bank Park, on Lockwood Blvd.  Once in Brittle Bank park, one can soak up Caribbean & Reggae music, and dance!  And, one will have the option to sample authentic Caribbean food and drink!  Also, there will be a Children's tent, arts, crafts, and relevant vendors.  


June 14, 3PM
Caribbean Festival's Parade & Celebration
Charleston's Visitor Center - Brittlebank Park

Carifest Charleston Summer Event 2013Whoo-hoo!  The Carrifest masquerade parade starts at 3PM and ends at 9PM.  Participants and registrants are encouraged to form their own band and join in the festivities!  Carrifest will assist band leaders and plan to make it easy for first timers.  It's purpose is to celebrate carnival, celebrated widely throughout the islands. 

  Come out Charleston! Celebrate Caribbean Style at this years Caribbean Festival featuring Puerto Rico and a fantastic 2014 Summer event in Charleston, SC! We encourage those attending events to keep the party going afterwards by visiting our local historic Charleston, SC restaurants and bars!

Charleston Caribbean Festival Video

More Information:
Bands and Costume Photos
Parade Registration

Charleston Carifest event locations:
College Of Charleston's Stern Student Center
Brittle Bank Park

Downtown Charleston, SC
 info@charlestoncarifest.com
843.557.6258

Charleston Caribbean Festival - Carifest 2014