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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Island beats, eats and drinks abound at Saturday's Orlando Caribbean Festival

Posted By on Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 12:46 PM

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Update, March 12 | This event has been postponed with a new date TBD. A statement from the festival organizers read: "Following the State of Florida governor’s announcement on Tuesday, March 11th, the Orlando City and the Orlando Caribbean Festival Executives team have met to discuss updates on the festival, scheduled to be held this coming Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at the Tinker Fields – Camping World Stadium. Per the advice of the World Health Organization and the Orlando city officials, as of 4 pm today the festival and all related kickoff and after-parties will be postponed until further notice due to the increasing cases of the COVID-19 virus in the state of Florida, especially in the Central Florida neighboring county of Seminole."

If you want to party island-style this spring break but don't want to hop on a plane or a cruise ship, don't miss the much closer-to-home Orlando Caribbean Fest. This year the event is promised to be bigger and better than ever, with a stacked live music lineup including fire Haitian kompa artists like Klass and Vayb, energizing soca by Mr. Killa from Grenada, Elephant Man from Jamaica, some badass reggaetón beats by Cruz Rock from Puerto Rico, dancehall and much more.

Of course, there will be some of the best authentic Caribbean food and drinks you can get outside the islands – the kind that only Orlando can produce. Dancing is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. Be ready to have a loud, proud and truly fun time that goes long into the night.

Saturday, March 14 at 3 p.m. | Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place | 407-440-7900 | | $35-$100

This story appears in the March 11, 2020, print issue of Orlando Weekly. Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly Headlines newsletter.

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