What To Do In Florida: Visit the Caribbean in Fort Lauderdale during Caribe Arts Fest

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Vibrant art (credit: Caribe Art Fest)

Vibrant art (credit: Caribe Art Fest)

Florida News: Caribe Arts Fest offers something cultural to do this weekend in South Florida

Visit the Caribbean this weekend without leaving Florida! Caribe Arts Fest takes place Downtown Fort Lauderdale at the Riverfront and it will feature the energy, the rhythms, the art, the food and even the fashion of the Caribbean.

The Visual Art

Some artists in attendance have Caribbean backgrounds while other works are inspired and influenced by the Caribbean culture. Admire traditional fine art, contemporary pieces, jewelry, sculpture, paintings and much more.

The Literature

Attend the official book signing of “Rastafari in the New Millenium,” an academia book with a focus on the Rastafarianism evolution. “Pieces of Jamaica” is another book that will be featured at Caribe Arts Fest.

The Films

If you’re a fan of indie films, you won’t want to miss this. “Taboo Yardie,” “Brianna,” “Disturbed,” and “The Heart of Summer” are among the films that will be featured during Caribe Arts Fest.

The Entertainment

Sounds of jazz, reggae and fusion will be heard throughout the area during Caribe Arts Fest. Performers include Sons of Mystro, Jay Will and the Wraps, Alana DaCosta, Omilani and many, many more.

The Fashion

Check out the latest in the fashions of the Caribbean. Local designers, makeup artists and models will bring you on a journey of trends, wearable art and more during the fashion show.

The Kids Art Zone

Young artists will be supervised by the Moving Lives of Kids Mural Project and facilitated by artists guiding children through the creation of themed murals. Kids will also enjoy balloon art, face paintings and more!

Plan your visit

  • Where: The Riverfront, Downtown Fort Lauderdale
  • When: September 28-30
  • Cost: Free (suggested online donation of $10)
  • Details: www.caribeartsfest.com 

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