The Caribbean Food & Rum Festival, South Florida’s largest celebration of Caribbean-American heritage, welcomes visitors and locals to ArtsPark at Young Circle in Florida’s Hollywood on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. Attendees can island hop among Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, the Bahamas, Belize, Grenada and Haiti as they indulge in all things Caribbean – food, rum, cocktails, music, arts and crafts – at this family-friendly event featuring plenty of photo opportunities.
Celebrated chefs bring mouthwatering dishes from Jamaica, Haiti, the Bahamas and Trinidad to festivalgoers. Among them is celebrity chef Maurice who has been featured on Food Network’s “Chopped” and has been recognized with the 2021 Chef Award from the National Black Chef Association. Chef Maurice will serve up conch salad shots, lobster fritters with rum cream sauce and guava duff bites. Foodies will also enjoy Caribbean specialties and fusion cuisine from other renowned chefs and a curated selection of eateries.
Mixologists will offer festival signature cocktails from Grenada, Haiti, Bahamas, Jamaica and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Tasting Pavilion will feature a wide variety of rum, whiskey and wine from the Caribbean. Cigar enthusiasts can indulge in a large selection of fine cigars in an upscale lounge and enjoy a curated rum pairing. In addition to live musical performances, DJs will spin music throughout the day. The Kids Village will feature games and activities, including a rock-climbing wall, bounce house, face painting and more.