An Event Steeped in Tradition
Each spring, Tampa Caribbean Festival Inc welcomes vistors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits, crafts, top-name entertainment and vendors, a street parade, a Jouvert morning experience, a Steelpan Jamboree, an amalgamation of Carnival Music, MultiMedia and family with glorious atmosphere and high-stepping masquerade bands.
The Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival weekend is a great time to discover the charm and allure of Tampa Bay.
On behalf of the Tampa Caribbean Festival Inc. Board of Directors and the events committee, we thank you very much for your interest in our event over the years, We look forward to seeing you and the entire family on Saturday April 25th 2020 at the Florida State Fairgrounds as we celebrate our 15th anniversary, If there is anything we can do to make your visit more enjoyable, please let us know at
TAMPA BAY CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL-has continued to grow in popularity year after year through the preservation of the Caribbean American heritage. With multiculturism being its central focus, the festival continues to preserve and enhance the cultural and historical legacy. Further steeped in tradition, the Tampa Bay Carnival is alive with volunteer spirit, uniting people from all parts of the city, state, country and the world.
The events began back in 2005 when members of the newly organized Tampa Caribbean Festival Inc a 501-C3 community-oriented organization conceived the idea of an event to celebrate the beautiful Caribbean-American Cultures, governed by a board of directors from the community that annually devotes many hours to establishing policies and direction for the annual event.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
This organization was founded by Anthony Devon George, a well-known Caribbean artist famous for the soca tune "If Ah Rude Ah Rude". He is the brother of soca artists IWER GEORGE and NAYA GEORGE, natives from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. His vision to bring the Carnival from his island came to fruition in 2005 and he has never looked back. Devon extends a welcome to all of you that are coming to the Florida State Fairgrounds for this year's Tampa Bay's Caribbean Carnival Festival!
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