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NOLA Caribbean Festival has quickly transformed into a regional destination event with attendees coming in from 30+ states. The biggest single event of the weekend is the NOLA Caribbean Festival on Saturday, June 22nd (5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) and Sunday, June 23rd (5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) at Central City BBQ, 1201 South Rampart St. The second biggest event is the Colour Me Krazy Carnival Parade, complete with Caribbean Carnival Masquerade Costume Bands, dancers, Caribbean DJ trucks, and a truly unique paint VS powder experience. The parade starts on Saturday, June 22nd for 4:00 p.m. on Canal St. and ends at the festival grounds.
The NOLA Caribbean Festival showcases Caribbean cuisine, music, dance, and culture while highlighting New Orleans’ deeply rooted cultural connections as the Caribbean’s northern-most city. In only its third year, the festival has grown tremendously. 2019 will feature international artists, bands and DJs on 3 music stages with over 50 vendors.
Featured this year will be top international talent from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Honduras, Bahamas and of course, New Orleans. A slew of top restaurants will be serving up an eclectic array of delicious dishes, deserts and drinks from all around the Caribbean, including vegan/vegetarian options.
In addition to great music, art and food, the NOLA Caribbean Fest will have a Kids Corner for all ages including the Baby Base Camp from NOLA Family Magazine, African drum lessons, and indoor dance stage featuring salsa and Afrobeat.
General admission tickets are only $10 or $15 for a 2-day pass. VIP tickets are only $40 or $70 for a 2-day pass. Advanced tickets are available on the website. For additional information, updates and offers, visit NOLA Caribbean Festival on the following platforms: Event Web: www.nolacaribbeanfestival.com; Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/nolacaribbeanexperience; Instagram: @nolacaribbeanexperience