Carifesta Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is focused on event production and management.  Since 2012 the company has  produced the Carifesta Music & Arts Festival annually.  Partners have included the District of Columbia Government, Ronald Reagan International Trade Center DC, Veterans Plaza Silver Spring, MD and the City of District Heights, MD along with numerous Caribbean Embassies.

 Carifesta Music & Arts Festival is attended by some 5,000 patrons each year, celebrating the Caribbean-American heritage of the English, Spanish, French, and Dutch speaking Caribbean. 

Twenty-eight Caribbean nations are highlighted including, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherland Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands. 


Main stage

Live performances by national and local artiste, along with international DJ’s playing the best in reggae, soca, zouk, kompa, salsa, and meringue.

Festival Amenities

Food Court

Vendors feature the full culinary delights of the Caribbean.

Cultural Village

Juried craft emporium, art exhibit, book signings, fashion showcase and more.

Beer Garden

Patrons sample an assortment of beer, wine and spirits in a fun outdoor environment

Kids Zone

 Kids enjoy funnel cakes, face painting, bike rides, and more.

Upcoming Events


Arthur Griffith

CEO Carifesta Inc.


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