Weekend of Caribbean culture coming to Baltimore

July 2, 2013 by  

Baltimore area residents of all ages are invited to come out for an exciting island-themed celebration this summer.

In mid-July, the city will be playing host to the Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Festival. The organizers of this weekend-long carnival are likely using professional printing services to prepare posters and banners for the event, which is set to take place at Lake Clifton Park.

One of the main highlights of the festival will be a parade that features authentic reggae music and a variety of dancers in bright, lively costumes. Anthony Brown, the lieutenant governor of Maryland, will be serving as Grand Marshal.

Attendees will also be able to try a number of Caribbean-style dishes. These will include jerk chicken, peas and rice, fried fish, and barbecued pork ribs. Fruits that are native to the region, such as mangoes and coconuts, will be available for sampling as well. DJs and musical artists will be on hand to keep the crowd entertained in the spirit of the islands.

The Caribbean Festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. It will open at noon on both days, closing at 10:00 pm on Saturday and at 9:00 pm on Sunday. The parade will begin at 1:00 pm. Admission will cost $10 to $15.

Lake Clifton Park is located at 2801 Harford Road. Those who need directions, would like to reserve tickets, or wish to inquire about reserving vending spaces may call (401) 362-2957. The festival is still accepting sponsors as well.