Admission to Taste of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival is FREE! Food can be purchased from the local participating restaurants… Beer, Wine, and Soda can be purchased at one of the Riverfront’s beverage Booths, in the Upper and lower plaza areas! Local cultural vendors, Health Village, Children’s village and information booths are normally located on the upper plaza. Jerk Stations with open grill on the lower level.
The Entertainment is provided simultaneously all day long at one of our 3 stage areas. Please see schedules for artists and times.
We encourage you to bring a blanket to spread on the lawn; although some seating is available. Sunscreen, Visors and comfortable shoes are a must.
Explore the Plan your visit section below for more detailed information about how to get to the event, where to stay, as well as festival maps!
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Our festival map provides a complete view of The Taste of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival Stages and vendors. You can plan your visit in advance by pulling up this map to our festival. It will give you an idea of which Vendors are located on the Upper and lower plaza, as well as the location of our two main stages for your favorite entertainment.
Our festival comes alive at 11:00 a.m. this year! Held at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, events are on-going all day long. We welcome your attendance; enjoy the following:
- Food and cultural item vendors
- Children’s Village
- Entertainment – Main Stage
- Entertainment – Plaza Stage
- Health Pavilion
- Tourist Plaza
Click on the interactive map that connects with Google Maps to find us easily, whether you are driving, walking, or utilizing public transport (https://www.cttransit.com) . We are easy to locate in the downtown Hartford, Connecticut area.
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You can park free on-street at legally approved areas on the weekends. However, if there are no more open spots; you can take advantage of the various garages close by (we will post any discounts available closer to the festival date).
$5.00 parking rate, Only if they park in the Science Center Garage
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