July 22 and 23, 2016 — It's happening people. Tonight is the night. Come to the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis on Friday Night, July 22 for the kickoff dance party to Carifest 2016.You can also help crown Miss Carifest 2016. Don't miss it.

From noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 join us on the banks of the Mississippi for a day of fun with Caribbean food, music and a carnival style parade. You can wear one of our costumes and dance in our parade. 

Nadia Batson


This year's headliner is Nadia Batson who was born in Trinidad & Tobago. She grew up in the town of Tunapuna. 

She is known as the writer with the magic pen, having written hit songs for Alsion Hinds, Machel Montano, Destra Garcia, Farmer Nappy, Blaxx and Patrice Roberts, just to name a few of the artistes .

She is also the bandleader of the all female band, SASS which was introduced to the soca scene in 2011.


happy food folks


Food vendors serve up a taste of mouth-watering Caribbean flavors with popular dishes including roti & curry, jerk chicken & ribs, fish & bread, rice & peas, channa, beef, chicken and vegetarian patties and so much more. A wide selection of non-alcoholic beverages & sno-cones with syrup & condensed milk are also usually available. If you would like to be a vendor at the next Carifest, look for information here:

Vendor Information


contact us

James Byron: 612-239-8384 or Email: jsbtap@yahoo.com

Charles Peterson: 612-590-8509 or Email: charles.peterson@yahoo.com

Donna Rankin: 952-451-7920 or Email: d59usa@msn.com

100 South 1st.St, P.O. Box 580481,

Minneapolis, MN 55458-0481

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