NOLA Caribbean Festival

Get a taste of the Caribbean right here in New Orleans at the second annual NOLA Caribbean Festival. This two-day festival hosted at Central City BBQ celebrates food, culture, music, and art from a variety of Caribbean countries across the globe. Daily entrance to the festival is $15, which provides fest-goers with access to official food and craft vendors, exclusive musical performances, and activities such as salsa dancing. Admission for non-infant children is $5 and includes access to the festival's Kids Corner, which is fully equipped with a bounce house, face painting, drum lessons, and event staff. 

Musical performances vary by the day and will feature talent from Jamaica, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba, Honduras, and many more.

You can expect a diverse range of traditional Caribbean dishes and drinks from local and national vendors including:

-Island Paradise
-Karibu Kitchen 
- The Papusa Lady
-Central City BBQ
-Yak-a-mein Lady
-Trini Queen Lisa
-The Smoking Oyster
-Johnny's Jamaican Grill
-Puerto Rico Coffee Company
-Naje's Tropical Paradise
-Zippy Fruit
-Bhoomi Sugar Cane Water
-Smoove Tropical Icees

Vegan and vegetarian-friendly menu options will be available.  


Distance From Key Locations
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What's Nearby
Central City BBQ

Home to the best BBQ in the Big Easy and one of the newest, most unique venues. Features reclaimed wood walls and custom built farmhouse tables. A non-traditional BBQ restaurant that uses traditional smoking...