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NOLA Caribbean Festival

  • Dates: 06/20/2019 - 06/23/2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Central City BBQ
  • Price: $15

What better way is there to closeout Caribbean Heritage Month than with the NOLA Caribbean Fest? Enjoy four days filled with non-stop events, parades and parties. Celebrate Caribbean culture with authentic food, music, dance and fun.

2019 NOLA Caribbean Festival

This year’s festival takes place June 22-23 from 5-10 p.m. at Central City BBQ. Guests can enjoy live music performances, international DJs, local chefs, art vendors, kids activities, salsa dancing and more. To learn more about this year’s fest, visit here.

NOLA Caribbean Fest Food

In addition to delicious grilled meats and sides from Central City BBQ, NOLA Caribbean Fest will welcome a host of other food vendors and options. Previous fests have included Johnny’s Jamaican Grill, Queen Trini Lisa and more. Be on the lookout for this year’s lineup of vendors.

NOLA Caribbean Fest Tickets

Tickets for the NOLA Caribbean Festival are available for purchase now. Earlybird pricing includes $10 one-day passes and $15 two-day passes. Earlybird pricing ends June 8. Tickets to the festival include access to all music performances, food and craft vendors. Children’s tickets are $5.

To purchase tickets, visit here.

Tickets to other NOLA Caribbean Fest related activities vary by event. Browse the links below for ticket pricing for other events.

NOLA Caribbean Fest Schedule

While the official fest takes place June 22 + 23, there’s plenty to do leading up to and following Caribbean Fest. Check out NOLA Caribbean Fest’s scheduled events to maximize your experience.

Thursday, June 20

Konpa Konnection - 8 p.m.
A Haitian experience here in New Orleans. Hosted at the Howlin’ Wolf, enjoy a cultural collaboration between New Orleans and Haitian jazz artists.

Blue Nile Flag Fete - 11 p.m.
Bring your flag and rep your country at the Blue Nile’s Flag Fete. This perfect kickoff for NOLA Caribbean Fest will feature three different DJs representing New Orleans, the Bahamas and Trinidad. Where will you represent?

Friday, June 21

SPLASH: Pool Party - 6 p.m.
Grab your swimsuit and head over to the Drifter Hotel for an epic day pool party. Check out performances from a variety of Caribbean artists including Freezy, Imani Ray, Dyson Knight and more.

Saturday, June 22

Rum Punch Brunch - 11 a.m.
Brunch Krewe and NOLA Caribbean Fest are teaming up to present the Rum Punch Brunch at Revolution NOLA. With celebrity chefs, Caribbean DJs and International Soca artist, Tara Lynne as the host, you won’t want to miss out.

Colour Me Crazy Carnival Parade - 3 p.m.
Colour Me Crazy in NOLA Caribbean Fest’s premier carnival experience. This carnival-inspired parade features j'ouvert style bands, authentic carnival costumes, music, paint, color and fun. Enjoy the parade for free or register to receive exclusive perks like Caribbean cocktails, food, beads, apparel and more.

Learn more about the Colour Me Crazy Parade here.

NOLA Caribbean Festival Day 1- 5 p.m.
The annual NOLA Caribbean Festival takes place June 22-23 at Central City BBQ. For just $15, guests will have access to a host of Caribbean food and drink vendors, live performances, guest DJs and fun. Closeout Caribbean Heritage Month in most fest fitting way. 

KLEAN: All White After Party - 11 p.m.
The fun doesn’t stop once the fest ends. Head over to the official after party of NOLA Caribbean Fest at the Howlin’ Wolf. Dress in your best all-white attire.

Sunday, June 23

Sun + Soca Breakfast Party - 11 a.m.
Closeout an amazing weekend of Caribbean flavor and fun at the Sun + Soca breakfast Party at the Drifter Hotel. Enjoy delicious Caribbean food and drinks with Chef Ashley Jonique and music by a host of international DJs. 

NOLA Caribbean Festival Day 2- 5 p.m. 
If you missed day one, make your way to day two. 
For just $15, guests will have access to a host of Caribbean food and drink vendors, live performances, guest DJs and fun. Closeout Caribbean Heritage Month in most fest fitting way.

Weekend Wrap-Up - 10 p.m.
Closeout NOLA Caribbean Fest with the official Weekend Wrap-up after party featuring award-winning Hawaiian Reggae Band, Inna Vision at the Deja Vieux Food Truck Park

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