A report from Panorama.
Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.
Carolina’s Caribbean Culture Festival (CCCF) will host the South Carolina Carnival. This year the Festival is being held downtown Columbia from Thursday, June 7th – Sunday, June 10th in various venues. CCCF was founded by a group of Caribbean-American Individuals to introduce and expand the Caribbean culture in the Carolinas.
You are invited to come and celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month over four days, with six fabulous events! The fun kicks off on Thursday, June 7th at 2 p.m. with FOOD FEST on Main Street. On Friday June 8th, from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., it’s a beautiful SSS fete with body paint. Come party at the Tapps Arts Center, 1644 Main Street from 9 p.m. with some of the most recognized international DJs (Eternal Vibes, Freeze Intl, DJ Back to Basic, & Intl Stephen) for “A BEAUTIFUL SSS” – Body Paint Edition.
Then on Saturday, June 9th we begin our “CULTURE PARADE” with hundreds of patrons with costumes and flags representing the Caribbean, South America, Africa. We move right into the “SCC BLOCK PARTY” from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Main Street featuring a live concert with performances by the Princess of Soca Music “Patrice Roberts” from Trinidad & Tobago, world famous DJ “International Stephen” Cultural Dancers, food, games and activities for the kids.
Following our tradition, it doesn’t end there. The official after party “ENERGY” goes from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Wet Willies (800 Gervais Street) and features a diverse line up of DJs spinning a variety of genres. Our grand finale on Sunday, June 10th is “PUNCH’D” a Rum Punch experience, taking place at the Historical Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information, visit www.SOUTHCAROLINACARNIVAL.com.