Free Caribbean Jerk Festival brings parade, live music, kids zone to Clermont

Festival takes over Waterfront Park

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CLERMONT, Fla. – The Clermont Caribbean Jerk Festival is back and better than ever.

The free festival begins Saturday at 12 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Clermont.

There will be a jerk cook-off competition, curry cook-off competition and a kids zone. The kids zone will have:

  • A train ride
  • Face painting
  • Splash pad
  • Bounce houses

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There will also be dancing, live music and a cultural parade.

Some of the live entertainment includes I-Land Rebel Band, Musical Seduction Band, Sister Arlene & The Simple Touch and the Lake Steel Orchestra.

June also marks Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

Festival admission is free, but VIP tickets are available to purchase. Click here to learn more.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.