Taste of the Caribbean
& Jerk Festival
Saturday, August 4, 2012
1pm to 11pm
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
About the Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival
In 2006, a vision of enhancing the City of Hartford'd revitalization efforts during West Indian Week in August was formulated. A group of dedicated Caribbean leaders and CAYASCO partnered with the Riverfront Recapture organization to present the first annual Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival.
During the inaugural year of the event, an estimated 7,000 people of various economic backgrounds, nationalities and races visited the Riverfront Plaza to sample our world famous dishes as well as experience the Caribbean through sight and sound presented by our live bands and display of costumes on the Riverfront
At our 2010 event the crowds swelled to an estimated 25,000 patrons. We are anticipating an increased attendance at our 2011 event through community support, foundation and corporate sponsorship.