Miami Soul: Caribbean-American Heritage Month Events Around South Florida

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Taste of the Caribbean
Friday, June 12 – Sunday, June 14 – Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami

Experience the unique tastes, sounds, and color of Caribbean culture and cuisine at the annual Taste of the Caribbean presented by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. The event includes culinary competitions and a cultural showcase. For tickets:

Caribbean Village Music, Arts, Food & Wellness Festival
Sunday, June 14, Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill

The Galleon Foundation celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month with an inaugural family-friendly festival with a day of activities including a parade, arts and crafts, kids zone, health & wellness pavilion, and live Caribbean music and  entertainment by Julien Believe (Bahamas, Shifta (Jamaica), Blade Martin (Jamaica), Snypah (Trinidad), Lavie (Haiti), Toni Bella Blair (Jamaica), and the Code Red Band. There will also be a celebrity cook-off between Chef Irie (host of PBS’ Taste of the Islands), Chef Mark, Kaci Fennell (Miss Universe Jamaica 2014), and contests of the Miss Jamaica Diaspora Pageant. Advanced general admission tickets are $17.50 per person and $5.50 for children under 12. Tickets the day of the event are $26.50 and VIP tickets are $60 in advanced and $80 at the gate. Tickets available at

Caribbean Jazz Matazz
Sunday, June 14, 7PM – Amateur Theatre at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale

Enjoy a night of reggae, calypso, and R&B fusion featuring a sultry performance by Myrna Hague and special guests A.J. Brown and Eugene Grey. tickets on sale at Reserved tickets $40 and VIP $60 and includes pre-event reception.

Alison Hinds performing live
Friday, June 19, 8PM – Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar

The undisputed “Queen of SOCA,” Alison Hinds gives a live high energy performance in celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Tickets $35 – $45 and can be purchased at

4th Annual Colors of the Caribbean
Saturday, June 20, 4PM – 11PM – Hollywood Arts Park, 1 North Young Circle, Downtown Hollywood

The Rhythm Foundation, Caribbean American Heritage Florida, and the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency presents the annual Hollywood ArtsPark Experience celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month with music and flavors of the islands, a Caribbean Travel Expo, a kids zone, Caribbean Food Village, and arts and crafts vendors. Featured performances in the amphitheater include: Kevin Lyttle, Inner Circle, reggae’s top selling “bad boys,” Trinidadian Soca Monarch Rikki Jai, young Antigan star Ricardo Dru, and local favorites. Free and open to the public.