April 23, 2016
Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 US Hwy 301 N, Tampa, FL
The Tampa Caribbean Festival is an extensive Carnival celebration intended to share aspects of Caribbean culture with the Tampa community. The festival showcases internationally renowned performing acts, which include various DJs and steel bands. Additionally, guests have the opportunity to browse the many craft vendors and sample from a variety of delectable food and beverage options.
Similar to other Carnivals held around the world, one of the main events of the festival is the vibrant costume parade where numerous floats and performers march through the streets of Tampa.
An Event Steeped in Tradition
Each spring, Tampa Caribbean Festival Inc welcomes vistors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits, crafts, top-name entertainment and vendors, a street parade, a Jouvert morning experience, a Steelpan Jamboree, an amalgamation of Carnival Music, MultiMedia and family with glorious atmosphere and high-stepping masquerade bands,
TAMPA BAY CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL-has continued to grow in popularity year after year through the preservation of the Caribbean American heritage. With multiculturism being its central focus, the festival continues to preserve and enhance the cultural and historical legacy. Further steeped in tradition, the Tampa Bay Carnival is alive with volunteer spirit, uniting people from all parts of the city, state, country and the world.
The events began back in 2005 when members of the newly organized Tampa Caribbean Festival Inc a 501-C3 community-oriented organization conceived the idea of an event to celebrate the beautiful Caribbean-American Cultures, governed by a board of directors from the community that annually devotes many hours to establishing policies and direction for the annual event.
The Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival weekend is a great time to discover the charm and allure of Tampa Bay.