Perhaps you’re Caribbean and want to celebrate your heritage or you just enjoy Caribbean music and food. Either way, you’ll be able to enjoy all things Caribbean at the upcoming 37th Annual Philadelphia Caribbean Festival. The festival will take place at The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on August 20th from 12pm to 8 pm.
Guests will be able to enjoy authentic island sounds of reggae, roots international beat, soca, cool jazz, gospel, and creative dances complemented by a marketplace of Caribbean fashions and traditional cuisine from jerk chicken, rice and peas, curried goat and chicken, codfish cakes, Caribbean slaw, and more. In addition, those with little ones will be able to take advantage of the Caribbean Children’s Village with face painting, bead-making, balloon sculpting, and bean bag games.
Featured performers include Kenny Sykes (Jazz), Julius (Soca), Tabernacle Reggae Band, Freedom Choir of Phila Ensemble (Gospel), Riddem Nation Band (Roots Rock Reggae), Bahamian Juliene Believe (Soca) Haitian Gwo Koze (Kompo music, WeUnited Band (Soca) Image Band (internationally known, from Washington, D.C.). MC for this special day will be DJ Scripture (WKDU 91.7 FM) who opens up with Devotional Remarks.
The Caribbean Festival is a part of the PECO Multicultural Series which highlights various cultures throughout the summer. Upcoming festivals include Brazilian Day on September 3rd and Mexican Independence Day on September 10th.