Embrace Caribbean flavour, culture and flair at the colourful Birmingham Caribbean Festival which transports you to a tropical archipelago of sensational food and drink.
- When? TBC 2017
- Where? Centenary Square, Birmingham
- Price: Free entry but bring money for food and drink.
If you were hoping for a little more than a splash of Levi Roots' Reggae Reggae Sauce, you're in for a treat. While we can't promise the Birmingham Caribbean Festival can re-produce the sun, sea and sand of places like Barbados or Jamaica, we can guarantee this event packs a tongue-tingling punch of Caribbean flavour.
Debuting in 2011, this festival - held in Birmingham’s Centenary Square - was introduced to establish Caribbean food, drink and arts within local communities and has been a hit with the city each July since. Caribbean culture can be seen, felt and smelt everywhere, with an array of stalls selling everything from mouth-watering spicy curries and coconut macaroons to Bajan rum punch and freshly squeezed juices. And after you’ve found something you love, you can even learn how to cook it at one of the cooking demonstrations.
This prestigious venue buzzes with life throughout the weekend and the festive atmosphere is boosted by the live music from a number of bands and talented local artists who come to perform for the crowd. On-site workshops include basket weaving, poetry and dance, plus competitions that introduce a (friendly) competitive edge.
The Birmingham Caribbean Festival will take you all over the Caribbean from Trinidad and Tobago to The Bahamas and beyond. You may have to make do with the English sunshine but at least you have rum.
- Get there: New Street Station is nearest to the venue, though you can also walk from Snow Hill. Alternatively take the bus.
- Stay: Book accommodation nearby in the city centre.
Visit the BCF website for more information.
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