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Cocktails n’ Jerk Festival
September 1 @ 4:00 pm - September 3 @ 10:00 pm
The annual Cocktails and Jerk Festival is a Caribbean themed event that invites patrons into a space of mutual cultural learning and engagement. Nothing brings people together like good food and music, and this festival showcases both. With a mix of musical offerings that vibrate with Caribbean energy and Afro rhythms, there is no shortage of opportunities to let loose and dance. Djs, dancers, both local and international talents, take to the stage eager to get the crowd moving.
Our intent is to also make every Western Canadian aware of “Jerk Culture”. We are spreading the knowledge of the beautiful history behind this flavourful style of meat preparation. Edmonton’s top Caribbean food vendors will tantalize taste buds with this popular Caribbean street food. And you cannot have a cultural conversation about the Caribbean Islands without touching on the wide variety of rums and how much it is a part of our heritage and daily life. Luscious alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails prepared by skilled mixologists help give our patrons the feeling of a relaxing one-day staycation vibe right before the long winter period.