Charleston Carifest Caribbean Carnival
SATURDAY – JUNE 24, CARNIVAL DAY- 3 events
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.
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.
CARNIVAL VILLAGE – 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.
Vendors with succulent Caribbean food, and Arts and Crafts. Kiddie Zone
AFTER PARTY – Reggae Grill, 4226 Rivers Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405. $10.00 but $5.00 with Carifest wristband.
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 Desir 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 23: 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)