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Caribbean Festival

The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing

Caribbean Festival

Attendees of the Caribbean Festival can look forward to creative dances, island skits, ethnic poetry and educational activities. Credit: Courtesy of Penn’s Landing


Sunday, August 17, 2014
Noon-8 p.m.


Travel to the Islands without leaving Philadelphia for the annual Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza. This free festival of Caribbean traditions, music and food is a culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands featuring a collage of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes.

With entertainment as the focal point of the event, you’ll be surrounded by the authentic island sounds of reggae, roots international beat, soca/calypso, hip-hop and gospel. There will also be creative dances, island skits, ethnic poetry and educational activities.

Fragrant aromas will fill the Great Plaza as the vendors prepare a variety of tempting island cuisine for visitors to enjoy, including a variety of island cuisine-jerk chicken and rice/peas, curried goat/chicken, codfish cakes, escovitched fish and “festival” bakes, roti and Caribbean slaw.

And at the Caribbean marketplace, visitors can browse displays of island fashions, souvenirs and arts and crafts, a “tings” Caribbean workshop and a children’s corner, including an African/Caribbean children’s village enactment and maypole dancing.

Additional Information

The Caribbean Festival is part of the PECO Multicultural Series, a succession of outdoor festivals that celebrate cultural traditions from across the globe. The best part: Each event is free.

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