Caribbean Festival

The festival will bring the Caribbean's vibrant food, culture and music to the streets of Roswell.

The first ever Roswell Caribbean Festival will bring Caribbean food, culture, music and arts to Riverside Park on Saturday, July 13.

The Caribbean Festival invites guests to experience the culture of the Caribbean right in the heart of Roswell—the first of its kind. The event has been in the making for three years, according to event producer Lou Brown.

“I always thought it would be a good idea to bring out Caribbean culture,” Brown said. “There a lot of Caribbean nationalities moving to the Roswell and Alpharetta area, and it creates a nice mix.”

Festival proceeds will benefit The Friends of Roswell and the I love Lucea Foundation, a Jamaican based foundation that helps provide computers and other educational equipment to schools in Jamaica.

The festival will feature entertainment by Steel Pan and headliner King Yellowman, Jamaica’s living legend and world renowned artist responsible for introducing original dance hall music, along with his daughter, upcoming artiste K’Reema.

Carnival dancers and other musical artists will also be performing during the festival.

Foodies will delight in a number of Caribbean vendors serving the likes of jerk chicken, Roti, curried meats, steamed fish, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Children can enjoy various arts and crafts activities including face painting, water park splash and dash, hoola hoops and much more. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and come out and feel the rhythm of the Caribbean.

The festival will bring the Caribbean’s vibrant food, culture and music to the streets of Roswell, and plans for next year’s festival have already begun to unfold.

Tickets are $25 online and $40 at the door, but guests who bring in canned foods will receive a discount.

The festival runs from noon until 10 p.m. and will go on rain or shine.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/roswell-caribbean-festival-tickets-62237959412/amp.

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