Taste of the Caribbean + Jerk Festival

Authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, and island rhythms bring a festive Caribbean atmosphere to the riverfront, during a free, day-long, family-friendly festival. 

Plaza Stage
11 am: Music on the Plaza (Big O)
11:30 am: Hartford Steel Symphony
12:05 pm: Carnival Parade
12:30 pm: Caribbean American Dancers
1:15 pm: Sweet Noyze
2 pm: Janice Hart / Cultural Experience
2:30 pm: Music on the Plaza
3 pm Sound Pipers Band
4:10 pm: Los Calientes / Nelson Bello
7 pm: Hartford Steel Symphony
7:30 pm: Music on the Plaza

Main Stage
11 am: Music on the Main/DJ Collins
12 pm: Praise and Worship/Rehoboth Church of God
12:30 pm: Jabez
1:45 pm: Kalie’ Wale’, backed by Amandla Band
2:35 pm Greg Roy, backed by Amandla Band/Badda Snipes
4 pm: Elan Trotman
6 pm: The Tribal Legacy Band (Socca)
7 pm: Amandla Band
7:30 pm Johnny Osbourne, backed by Amandla Band

Kid’s Corner, 11 am – 5 pm

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here.
Learn more about this festival here.


Aug 06 2022


11:00 am - 9:00 pm


Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT, USA

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