Things are about to get spicy with Montreal’s Taste of the Caribbean taking over the Old Port for the next couple of days.
The first Taste of the Caribbean was held in 1999 and since then has come to be one of the best festivals of culture in Montreal. Held at Ile Bonsecours in Old Port, this year’s festival is happening from June 16 to 19.
Promising an array of “food, beverages, music and arts,” the festival intends on promoting the diversity of Caribbean culture in Montreal. Several Caribbean countries will be represented at the 2016 festival, including Jamaica, Barbados, Haiti, Grenada, St. Vincent, and Trinidad & Tobago.
From Jamaica’s famous jerk chicken to the spiced Rums of Barbados and Grenada, your taste buds will be thanking you after. With esteemed chefs Erine Atine and Vladimir Ferrus attending this year as well, the gastronomy portion of the festival will be seriously memorable.
For the music lovers out there, the festival features a slew of performances with headliners including Mighty Gabby, Rupee, Toto Laraque, and Mello G. Expect anything from slow reggae beats to Calypso singers.
Entrance to Taste of the Caribbean is free if you arrive before 3:00pm. If you plan on arriving later, tickets should be bought in advance and start at $10.
To learn more about this year’s Taste of the Caribbean Festival, you can check out their official website here.