The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival was established on the foundation of arts, fun, and culture. Every year, thousands descend on Markham Park to feast on genuine Caribbean cuisines from a variety of local and international food vendors. The offerings range from popular jerk chicken and pork to more exotic fare such as spicy pork belly tacos and jerk ice cream.
Corporate sponsors seize the opportunity to share their products and services with festival fans and offer prizes and samples. Publix Supermarket will present the Culinary Pavillion hosted by Chef Irie featuring popular chefs and celebrities who will show their skills and challenge each other in heated competitions. Those in attendance will experience cooking demos, tastings, and competitions from top chefs from around the country. Western Union, one of America’s leading financial services company, will present the Cultural Stage where traditional folk presentations will entertain and educate.
The kids are never forgotten. A fully equipped Kids Zone will please the young ones to include face painting, bounce houses, arcade trucks, and much more to keep them engaged throughout the day. Dancehall is an essential component to the Jamaican culture. The Party Pavilion captures that element featuring popular DJ’s and Selectors who ‘tun up’ the vibez while millennials ‘link up.’
The Main Stage is set serve an entree of top-class reggae featuring upcoming stars and veterans as one of the many highlights of the festival. Over the years, the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival has presented an “A” list of performers such as Shaggy, Luciano, Tarrus Riley, Christopher Martin, and so many more. Festival organizers will be announcing the full line up to this year’s festival as well as new additions in the next few days.
Tickets are now on sale at the festival’s official website www.JerkFestival.comand at retail outlets in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. An all-inclusive VIP package is available with an exceptional, exquisite and exclusive offers.
The 17th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is presented by Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc. in association with Partners for Youth Foundation. Sponsors are Grace Foods, Publix Supermarkets, Western Union, The Jamaica Tourist Board, Greater Ft. Lauderdale Visitors & Conventions Bureau, WAVS 1170, National Weekly and VP Records.