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Boston JerkFest Caribbean Foodie Festival

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm


On Saturday, the spicy fest continues as top local and regional Caribbean restaurants and caterers cook up jerk-inspired creations for sale to eager fans. The festival offers authentic Caribbean, international, and local spicy food for sale, including spicy meals, desserts, and drinks. Festival attendees will get a chance to taste and judge alongside a Boston-based panel of foodies for our Seafood Throwdown and Jerk Cook-off.

Did you know that children ages 10 and under get free access to Boston JerkFest? The Kids & Culture Zone with children’s activities including story telling, dance, poetry, bead therapy, face painting, on-site steel drum classes, and other hand-on activities to enjoy.

VIP Reggae Lounge
On both days is the adult hang-out spot, with games such as dominos, cocktail demos, and lots of adult fun. The Reggae Bar on Saturday will include beer, wine, rum punch and Caribbean cocktail concoctions for sale.

Dive In – Keep it Local at Boston JerkFest!
This year’s festival will include a “Dive In” marketing campaign to promote local seafood that is abundantly available and underutilized. The campaign was launched in 2018 and was made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries. Boston JerkFest food festival will feature Jerk-style Chef Demos, a Seafood Throwdown and Jerk Cook-off in collaboration with Northwest American Marine Alliance (NAMA), Red’s Best, and World Farmers. For these two activities, two chefs will battle it out to see who can concoct the best dish with a local-day boat seafood ingredient, jerk spice, and with produce grown in Massachusetts by immigrant farmers of World Farmers, Inc. and other urban farmers. Festival attendees will get a chance to taste and judge alongside a panel of Boston-based foodies. The Chef demos at Boston JerkFest are fun, educational and community driven activities that promote the traditional flavors of Caribbean cuisine using local food.

A portion of the proceeds of this event supports Sustainable Food and Culture, a 501-c-3 organization supporting cultural initiatives in Massachusetts and beyond. Advance tickets for Boston JerkFest are free for children under age 10. Advance General Admission tickets are $30.00 for Adults and $6.00 for children ages 10-14. Rum & Brew Tasting is for 21+ year old attendees and advance tickets are $40.00. VIP tickets are 2-day passes and are $100.00. Advance sale 2-Day Festival Passes are $65.00 for General Admission. Connect on social media @bostonjerkfest for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @bostonjekfest. Press photos can be found here.

For vendor and sponsor information, and more information, visit www.bostonjerkfest.com contact The Williams Agency at 617-395-7680.To Learn More Visit: https://bostonjerkfest.com/ . General Ticket Collection Page. Friday Rum & Brew Tickets


July 13
11:00 am - 8:00 pm


Harvard Athletic Complex
145 N Harvard Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02134 US
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