Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration Weekend

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Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration Weekend

Caribbean American Heritage Celebration Weekend - 3 Days of Food, Art & Music feat., Inner Circle, Tomasito Cruz, Julien Believe, and more.

By The LOOP Fort Lauderdale

When and where

Date and time

Friday, June 2 · 7 - 10pm EDT


Las Olas Oceanside Park 3000 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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About this event

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In 2006, June was designated as Caribbean American Heritage Month by Presidential Proclamation. The month-long observance promotes the rich culture and heritage of the Caribbean-American people and their contribution to the United States of America. In celebration, The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach will host a weekend of festivities, June 2-4 which builds off their four pillars of engagement, “F.A.M.E.,” and its mission to provide “Infinite Experience for Everyone Under the Sun,” to showcase the food, art, music and entertainment scene which is a rich and thriving part of the Caribbean culture in South Florida.

The FREE EVENT is open for the entire family to enjoy. >>> ALL REGISTERED TICKET HOLDERS  will be entered into a drawing to WIN - one of 20 VIP Festival Passes to the Caribbean Film Festival ( June 15 - 18 ) or a Family-Four Pack to see the Florida Marlins.


FOOD: Tastes of the Caribbean

  • Taste of the Islands Cooking Demonstrations hosted by Chef Irie, presented by Grace Foods in partnership with Royal Prestige Cookware.
  • Over a Dozen Caribbean Food Vendors, Food Trucks, and Artisan Foods


  • More than 5 Dozen Local Artists, Makers from the Caribbean and the around the Globe
  • Complimentary Children's Face Painting - sponsored by the Brion Ross Law Group
  • Colors of the Caribbean Art Project with Haitian American Artist, Djerlins "DJ" Chery
  • Caribbean Fashions Selfie Station sponsored by Island Space Caribbean Museum


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 7 – 9:30 p.m. – Spotlight Jamaica

  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: Hot 105 DJ Disco Impulse
  • 8:30 – 10 p.m.: Inner Circle – “The Bad Boys of Reggae”; Jamaican Music Hall of Fame Inductees; Two-time Grammy Nominee
  • 10:30 p.m.: VIP meet and greet with Inner Circle; Courtyard Pool Deck – limited to 100 ppl.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Spotlight Cuba

  • 10 – 11:30 a.m.: Oriente, Afro-Cuban Jazz Trio
  • 11:30 – 1 p.m.: 4-Time Grammy Winner Tomasito Cruz Quartet
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm Cooking Demonstrations with Chef Irie
  • 2 pm – 3:30 p.m.: Diva All Stars Cuban Quintet

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Spotlight Bahamas, Trinidad/Tobago

  • 10 – 11:00 a.m.: Socaton "Dance Workout" led by the South Florida Caribbean Conference
  • 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pan Paradise Steel Pan Band
  • 2:00 pm - 3 pm: Cooking Demonstrations with Chef Irie, presented by Grace Foods and supported by Royal Prestige Cookware
  • 2:30 – 4 p.m.: Singer, Songwriter, Julien Believe, "Music Ambassador to the Bahamas"
  • Junkanoo Band


Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach will offer visitors a special room rate that must be purchased through The LOOP’s website at:

About the organizer

The LOOP, Fort Lauderdale Beach is comprised of the four new parks along Fort Lauderdale's barrier island, providing Infinite Experiences for Everyone Under the Sun.

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