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A Huge Caribbean Street Food & Rum Festival Is Coming To Montreal This July

Jerk chicken, griot, roti, rum & more... !
Caribbean Food & Rum Festival

It's summer in Montreal, and that means festival season. We've already announced a Taco & Cocktail festival, a Fermented Food festival, and a huge Street Fair on Sainte-Catherine.

And now we're back with another street food and culture festival happening next month: A Taste of the Caribbean 2019!

The festival is celebrating its 20th year in the Old Port of Montreal, so you know that they're going to go all out with food, rum tastings and dancing 'til dawn. 

Yes, you can eat, drink and dance the Caribbean way from Thursday, July 11th to Sunday, July 14th in Montreal's Old Port during A Taste of the Caribbean, a four-day celebration of all things Caribbean.

There will be rum tastings as well as mixology demonstrations so you can learn to mix your cocktails just like they do at the beach-side bars on the islands.

The event is also family-friendly with lots of activities for kids and adults alike. 

This year is, in fact, the Dance Edition, so you'll be able to try out a variety of dance styles that explore African and colonial influences that make up the Caribbean culture of dance.

There will be daily dance workshops that are free to attend alongside performances from talented Caribbean dancers that live in Montreal.

The Rum Zone is also returning with mixology demonstrations to go with your food sampling. And, oh yes, there will be food.

They've got over 15 food vendors listed on their site so there will be no shortage of things to try. From jerk chicken to Griot Salad and everything in between, Caribbean food lovers are going to be beyond satisfied.

There's also going to be a Soccer Zone where you can play 3-on-3 pick-up games, a skills clinic and even a Celeb Soccer Match featuring Patrice Bernier of the Montreal Impact!

Clearly this is a festival not to be missed, so here are all the details in one place! Screenshot this and tell your friends!

Everything you need to know

WHAT: A Taste of the Caribbean Festival 

WHERE: Clock Tower Quay in Montreal’s Old Port

WHEN: Thursday, July 11th – Sunday, July 14th, 2019 from 12PM – 11PM every day.

COST: Free entrance and several free activities!

Find Taste of the Caribbean online at their website here, on Facebook here or on Instagram here.

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