Carifesta Inc, in association with its sponsor Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA), presents CARIFESTA, a FREE Caribbean music and arts festival celebrating the Caribbean-American heritage, of the English, Spanish, French, and Dutch speaking Caribbean.

Twenty-eight Caribbean nations will be highlighted including, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherland Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands.

CARIFESTA comes to the Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, on Monday September 5th, 2018 from 12pm-8pm.


Main Stage
Live performances by Machet, Tony Roy & Yawd Lynk, ShaMain, Walter Tate & Ensideout, Sahel, and Greg Jamz & Transit.
Along with international DJ’s playing the best in reggae, soca, zouk, kompa, salsa, and meringue.

Food Court
Vendors will feature the full culinary delights of the Caribbean.

Cultural Village
Juried craft emporium, art exhibit, book signings, fashion showcase and more.

Beer Garden
Patrons will enjoy an assortment of beer, wine and spirits in a fun outdoor environment

With the help of supporting embassies and corporate sponsors we will continue this journey of cultural exchange and expression.