Twin Cities Carifest began as a grass-roots celebration of the Caribbean cultural heritage in the late ’90s. Now approaching our 29th anniversary, Carifest has grown to provide festival-goers of all ages and backgrounds the ultimate arts fusion experience featuring: colorful Caribbean flair, danceable live calypso and reggae beats, vibrant parade costumes, and more. Each element is as diverse as the islands themselves.

Twin Cities Carifest

The mission of Carifest is to strengthen and educate the greater community at large about Caribbean culture and current issues impacting countries in the Caribbean through the organization of cultural events. We strive to create a unified and culturally rooted Caribbean community within the Twin Cities while promoting philanthropy among local businesses.

Our vision is to bring to light the heritage of our underrepresented community while creating a platform for members to engage and share their culture with other communities. We see ourselves as one of the top leaders in the U.S. for Caribbean Carnival celebrations.

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Here's How you can help?

Twin Cities Caribbean festival is only possible with the help of our gracious donors and sponsors. Carifest is a non-profit community-operated organization. Every little bit helps the greater good of OUR community. See you on the river! Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

The Caribbean Disaster Relief Fund of Minnesota (CDRF-MN) was founded in 1988 to provide assistance to Caribbean countries that have been affected by natural disasters.

Strengthening – Educating – Entertaining Our Community 

Strengthening – Educating – Entertaining Our Community