Welcome to Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival


Saturday, August 11th. 2018



Welcome to Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival, 

bringing the Caribbean to Jacksonville, annually.

The  Annual Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival brings the beauty and culture of the Caribbean to Jacksonville, Fl. on Saturday, August 11th, 2018. 

No trip to the Caribbean this year? No worries!

The Carnival Organization of Jacksonville, Inc. invites you to "STAY TO GET AWAY" at our exciting two-day staycation right here in Northeast Florida.

Friday, August, 3rd through Saturday, August 11th, you, your family, and friends can join COOJI, a non-profit organization, as it brings music, dance, food, costumes, and more right to you. With live bands, dee-jays, vendors, local schools, artists, and dozens of volunteers, organizers guarantee that this year’s event is a “can’t miss!”

​Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival:

Celebrating all Caribbean cultures, the Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival features everything from a street parade featuring Caribbean costumes and music, to an elaborate food festival highlighting all the flavors and aromas of Caribbean food, as well as Caribbean craft displays and catchy steel drum music and live performances.

The festive parade begins at 12:00pm, from the corner of 1st Street & A. Phillip Randolph Boulevard, then proceeds to the Food, Craft and Music Festival at Metro Park 2, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.

Dance along with the parade to the festival venue. The parade showcases colorful costumes, dancing, and the sounds of calypso, soca can be heard throughout the area.

Downtown, Jacksonville, FL 32202, is transformed into Jacksonville's "CARNIVILLE JAX". At the festival, you can taste great Caribbean foods, stroll vendor booths with artwork, dance to the music and much more. The Jacksonville Caribbean Festival features a live stage concert with music and cultural performances, until 9:00pm .

Rayzor RQB

2018 MEGA GLO - A Wear White Affair. Jacksonville Caribbean Festival's premier event.

Soca Legend - SUPER BLUE

Super getting down with a feter at 2018 MEGA GLO.

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MEGA GLO - A Wear White Affair

"We're Glowing again" Jacksonville carnival Friday night's Signature event. This year's  MEGA GLO features Soca legend Super Blue, rising Soca star Rayzor, the Just passing through man MC Wassy. Providing full vibes from start to finish will be DJs, Rage Kilanji, Jah Life Bigga, Code Red & Zenergi. 2018 MEGA GLO's ambiance promises to be "Sweet Fuh Days." 

Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival

 Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival, offers three (3) events in one. The Parade features a Caribbean Style parade of costume bands dancing in the streets of downtown Jacksonville. The parade enters the festival venue, joining forces with many types of vendors, businesses, and sponsors. While the concert takes on stage, with live performances by Caribbean super stars, from Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, and Virgin Islands. Bring the family and join us, as we bring the Caribbean to Jacksonville. 


LAST LAP is the after party while you're in the FETELAND.

Host Hotels

Stay at our Host Hotels, while you Get Away.

Hampton Inn, Jacksonville - South @ JTB.


  • Newest Hampton Inn hotel in the area, with easy access to I-95
  • Set in Jacksonville’s business district, near many major companies and institutions
  • Close to downtown Jacksonville, shopping, beaches and popular attractions
  • Brand new oversized guest rooms with modern amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and 24-hour convenience mart.
  • Rooms Cut-Off Date: 08/02/2018  by midnight                              

FOUR POINTS by Sheraton, Jax., Baymeadows


With a stay at Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Baymeadows  

Our hotel in Jacksonville, FL is located only a few miles from downtown Jacksonville, local businesses and attractions, and a 20-minute drive from Jacksonville Beach. Plus, our convenient location near I-95 makes getting around easy.

Stay fit while on the road in our 24-hour fitness center or take a dip in our outdoor pool at the end of the day. Stop by our bar for a Best Brew® and lite bite, or join us at our Four Points Café for a delicious meal. Plus, you can always stay connected with our fast & free WiFi.

Rooms Cut-Off Date: 08/02/2018  by midnight

Our Partners

2017 Jacksonville Carnival Event Highlights


Highlights from Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival 2017.



Contact Us

Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival

(904) 465-1989 * 654-6604 * 234-5235 * 504-8820 * 274-9305 * jaxcarnival@aol.com