In Virginia This Weekend

Virginia Caribbean-American Cultural Association, Inc.

Cordially invite you to its

4th Annual Virginia Carnival Caribfest

Friday, August 14 &

Saturday, August 15, 2009

:  The Mighty Sparrow  Calypso Monarch Competition; Steel Pan Jamboree; Performances; Sam-O & The JFC Band; J'ouvert Fete

: Parade of Bands; Live Stage Performances: Krosfyah, Crossoveh, Royalty Band & Vybe Evolution

See The Press Release Below For All The Details!

  • Contact Phone: (877) 822-2764
  • Tickets: Adults $10 / 2 day Adult pass only $15 / Children 6-17, Military Act and Ret with ID, Seniors $5 / Children 5 and under FREE
  • Address Carnival is being held:: Harbor Park, 150 Park Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510


The biggest Caribbean Summer event "CaribFest" Festival is once again upon us bringing to life its theme, "Excerpts of the Caribbean" at Harbor Park, Downtown Norfolk. From humble beginnings, the Norfolk Caribbean Festival has in recent years become a hugely popular multicultural event, portraying the varied cultural diversities represented in the Hampton Roads area in addition to keeping the cultural traditions of the Caribbean alive. CaribFest is a vibrant celebration of Caribbean music, dance, theatre and costume. Enjoy the infectious rhythms of song and dance as the carnival procession (15 Aug) winds its way through the streets with steel pan bands, floats with DJs, dance troupes with carnival queens and elaborate costumes and folklore characters. A main live stage at Harbor Park featuring internationally known and local Reggae; Calypso - featuring the legendary Mighty Sparrow; Soca - Krosfyah, and Reggaeton artists, including mouthwatering Caribbean food and much more. …truly something for everyone! The Caribbean Festival "CaribFest" is one of Norfolk's most spectacular and colorful events.

When and Where?

Friday, August 14 – Gates open @ 5:00 p.m. and the fun starts at 6:00 p.m. on the main stage at Harbor Park where there will be a Steel Pan Jamboree, live bands and Calypso music (featuring the King himself – The Mighty Sparrow) to get everyone in the Caribbean spirit and will go on until 10:00 p.m. There will be stalls selling a variety of food and drinks, arts & crafts, as well as others of general and community interest. Bring your folding chairs.

Saturday, August 15 – Gates open @ 11:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00p.m. The fun continues with a Masquerade/ Costume parade similar to Mardi Gras featuring fabulous costumes with influences from the Caribbean and Rio. The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. on Park Ave at Harbor Park. Then at around 3:30 p.m. enjoy authentic Caribbean music at its finest…Live Performances by internationally known and local Soca, Reggae, Calypso, and Reggaeton artists. Bring your folding chairs and umbrellas.

Who Should Attend?

The CaribFest Festival will appeal to the entire family. We have entertainment for the young (Kids Korner) and old alike…there is entertainment for everyone.


Adults $10, Active & Retired Military/Seniors/Students up to 17 years - $5 and Kids 5 years and under – FREE. Tickets can be purchased at Harbor Park.


For further information, visit our Web site at: , or contact Mike, Event Manager, at or 757.766.0532.


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