Carolina’s Caribbean Culture Festival (CCCF) presents South Carolina Carnival. CCCF was founded by a group of Caribbean-American individuals to promote, introduce and expand the Culture (Caribbean Heritage) in the Carolinas. This year the Festival is being held from Thursday, June 6th – Sunday, June 9th in various venues throughout downtown Columbia, SC.

You are invited to come and celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month over 4 days, with 7 fabulous events! The fun kicks off on Thursday June 6, at 6 p.m. with “FIRST THURSDAYS” on Main Street.

On Friday June 7, from noon – 5 p.m., it’s RISE n LYME, the Green & White welcome day party at Old Chicago, 802 Gervais Street. Then, from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., It’s an “ELECTRIC JOUVERT” (glow edition). Come party in the city at the Tapps Arts Center, 1644 Main Street with some of the most recognized international DJs & Mc’s.

Saturday June 8, “CULTURE PARADE” starting 1 p.m. at 1725 Harden Street, hundreds of patrons with costumes and flags representing the Caribbean and much more, get set to parade down Blanding street in the true representation of Freedom. We move right into the “FREE BLOCK PARTY” from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Main Street, Between Laurel & Richland, featuring a live concert with performances by the Soca King of NYC “Lyrical” from Trinidad & Tobago. There will be food, games, activities for the kids and much more. Following our tradition, it doesn’t end there, the official after party “ENERGY” goes from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Wet Willies, 800 Gervais Street (Upstairs) and features a diverse line up of DJs spinning a variety of genres.

If you can keep up, our grand finale is on Sunday, June 9th. “PUNCH’D” a Rum Punch experience will take place at the Historical Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia from noon – 5 p.m.

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