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Junkanoo Caribbean Heritage Carnival

April 5 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, rhythms, and flavors of the Caribbean as Tallahassee hosts its inaugural Junkanoo Caribbean Heritage Carnival. This exciting event promises a day filled with cultural celebration, DIY carnival costume activities, live music, delicious island foods, and an unforgettable dancing musical procession through the Railroad Square Art District. Inspired by the rich traditions of Caribbean festivals, the Junkanoo Caribbean Heritage Carnival aims to bring the spirit of the islands to the heart of Tallahassee. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a DIY carnival costume activity, where they can unleash their creativity and design their own colorful costumes to wear during the festivities.

Throughout the day, live music will fill the air with infectious rhythms, featuring performances by talented local and regional Caribbean artists. From Reggae to Soca, attendees will experience the diverse sounds that define Caribbean music. No Caribbean festival would be complete without a tantalizing array of island foods, and the Junkanoo Caribbean Heritage Carnival will not disappoint. Indulge in mouthwatering dishes such as jerk chicken, curry goat, fried plantains, and much more, as vendors offer a taste of authentic Caribbean cuisine.

The highlight of the event will be a lively dancing musical procession through the Railroad Square Art District. Led by a colorful parade of costumed performers and musicians, attendees will be invited to join in the celebration as they dance through the streets, spreading joy and excitement along the way. “We are thrilled to bring the spirit of the Caribbean to Tallahassee with our first annual Junkanoo Caribbean Heritage Carnival,” said organizers. “This event is a celebration of culture, community, and creativity, and we can’t wait to share the experience with everyone.”

The 1st Annual Junkanoo Caribbean Heritage Carnival is open to all ages and backgrounds, welcoming everyone to come together and celebrate the vibrant heritage of the Caribbean. Mark your calendars for April 5th, 2024, and don’t miss out on this unforgettable cultural extravaganza. The Junkanoo Caribbean Heritage Carnival is an annual event celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean. Featuring music, dance, food, and art, the carnival brings together communities to celebrate Caribbean culture and traditions. The inaugural event will take place in Tallahassee on April 5th, 2024, promising a day of festivities and fun for all.


April 5
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


681 Railroad Square
681 Railroad Square
Tallahassee, FL 32310 United States
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