Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month at Charleston Carifest Caribbean Carnival June 22- 25.

Charleston Carifest 2017 will feature the country of Haiti, and will host 5 Events over 4 days.


The Parade starts at 4:00pm from John Street to King Street to Sumter Street to Congress Street to Hagood Street to Brittle Bank Park.

Experience the dazzling pagentry of colourful Caribbean Carnival costumes as the Carifest Carnival Parade meanders through the streets of Charleston to Brittle Bank Park to the scintilating sounds of Caribbean music, Soca, Reggae, and Steel Pan.

CARNIVAL VILLAGE – 5:00 pm to 11:00pm. Enjoy the festivities of the Carnival Village in Brittle Bank Park. Performing Live US Virgin Islands Soca Artist Scrouge, Reggae Infinity Band, Haiti Children’s Choir, and Umoja African Dance Group.

Vendors with succulent Caribbean food, and Arts and Crafts. Kiddie Zone

After Party

Reggae Grill, Rivers Avenue, Nortth Charleston, SC 29405

Events before & after Carnival Day

Thursday – June 22, Carifest Symposium & Opening Reception. College of Charleston School of Professional Studies. 3800 Paramount Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405. 6:00pm – 9:00pm Presentation by Dr Charlene Desir. Dr. Charlene Désir is an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education. She received her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Friday – June 25, All Day White Fete – Toute la fete du jour blanc. Island Breeze. 2225 Mosquito Beach Road, Charleston, SC 29412. (off Sol legare on James Island)

Food, Drink, Music,Games, Dominoes,