Carnival Organization of Jacksonville, Inc. is proud to announce our Annual Jacksonville Caribbean Festival and Caribbean style Mardi Gras Parade on the second weekend of August. The Carnival weekend is expected, once again, to attract the largest attendance ever at a Caribbean event on the First Coast.
Established in October 2005, the Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival is organized and presented each year by the Carnival Organization for Jacksonville, Inc. (COOJI). COOJI is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 to increase awareness of the area’s growing Caribbean community, its culture and customs. Our goal is to promote cultural diversity through the festive environment of Carnival.
The celebration begins with a Caribbean style Mardi Gras parade through downtown Jacksonville. A Caribbean Food Festival and Concert explodes at the park, celebrating Caribbean culture of life through food vendors, arts and crafts, music, dancing and artistic expression. Attendees travel from as far away as the Caribbean, Atlanta, New York, Montreal, New Orleans and other Florida cities to attend this elite event.
Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival has grown into one of the city’s most celebrated multicultural events. Mayor Lenny Curry issued a Proclamation for the second week of August to be designated as Caribbean Carnival Week. The Carnival has also become a major source of global information for Caribbean entertainment through our well-traveled web site, www.jacksonvillecarnival.com.
Current and past sponsors of the event include the City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Tourist Development Council, Clear Channel Radio, Guinness USA, Carib Beer, Southwest and Caribbean Airlines. Although many opportunities are available to exclusively showcase your company, support at any level is appreciated. Please review the enclosed opportunities; and sign and return the Sponsorship Agreement form with your check or pledge. You will then be contacted to discuss your company’s participation.
Should have any questions or would like specific information about your company’s involvement, please contact us directly at 904-465-1989 or firstname.lastname@example.org for our detailed Sponsor Package.
It is our hope that you will not only become a supporter for this year’s events, but that you become a proud festival sponsor of Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival for years to come! Thank you for your time.
Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival.