Carolina’s Caribbean Culture Festival returns to Columbia in June

The Carolina’s Caribbean Culture Festival will hold the South Carolina Carnival beginning Thursday, June 6.

The festival will last four days and feature seven events. On Thursday, the Festival opens with First Thursdays on Main Street. On Friday, the festivities continue with “Rise n Lyme,” a day party at Old Chicago on Gervais Street. Later that night, the good times move to Tapp’s Arts Center for the “Electric Jouvert.”

The Culture Parade will kick things off on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. on Harden Street, which will feature several patrons with costumes and flags representing the Caribbean. The parade will make its way to Blanding Street. From there, the fun heads to Main Street between Laurel and Richland Streets for the free block party. There will be a live concert featuring Lyrical. There will also be food, games, and activities for the family.

On Saturday night, the “Energy” after party takes place at Wet Willie’s from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The grand finale wraps up the four-day festival with “Punch’d,” a rum punch experience from noon to 5 p.m. at the Historical Robert Mills House.

Patrons may purchase a weekend pass for all events by clicking here.