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The Scioto Mile Will Host The 2nd Annual Columbus Caribbean Festival This Weekend

If you’re looking for something upbeat and incredibly fun to do this weekend, look no further.

The Columbus Caribbean Festival is an awesome event, bringing Caribbean island culture, dance, food, and more to downtown. From September 14-16, the Scioto Mile will come alive with live music performances, dancing, food trucks, and visitors.

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This is the second year for the festival. Some of the popular islands in the Caribbean that will be celebrated include Jamaica, Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Saint Kitts, and Saint Lucia.

Organizers of the 3-day festival are asking attendees to bring new and gently used baby items to donate to benefit Wright’s Way Foundation: Community Baby Boutique. Although the festival is free to attend, there are also VIP packages, which include reserved seating, a t-shirt, water bottle, and four drink tickets for $30.

Festival hours are Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday’s big evening entertainment will a Bob Marley & Sugar Minot Tribute. On Saturday, visitors are invited to get a “Taste of the Caribbean. The evening will feature all genres of the Caribbean culture, including reggae, dance-hall, soca, and calypso.

On Sunday, grab the kiddos because it’s Family Fun day. And just in case your family includes an adorable pupper, you should know that you can bring them too! Dogs are permitted at the festival, but they must remain on their leash and you’re responsible for any messes they make!

To learn more about the festival or to snag a VIP ticket, please click here.