The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival has the unique distinction of being “The Biggest Caribbean Food Festival in the USA” with a reputation for delivering an enjoyable experience of the highest quality to patrons as well as a rewarding experience to sponsors. Staged annually in Queens, New York and Sunrise, Florida, the festival appeals to all ethnicities and key demographics, particularly the vibrant Caribbean communities in both markets.
The festival offers several marketing opportunities targeting a multicultural audience through an extensive advertising and promotional campaign plus attractive on-site benefits. The 3rd Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival – New York attracted over 16,000 patrons on July 21, 2013 while the 12th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival – Florida will attract over 20,000 on November 10, 2013. The day offers a mix of professional chefs and home cooks, eager taste-testers, reggae and soca music lovers, dance aficionados, and cultural enthusiasts in the most anticipated event of the year.
The continued success of both festivals and their positive impact in the community sets these events apart, attracting a unique audience of today’s most influential consumers. Whether your target is male or female, young or old, or ethnically diverse, you will see them at The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.
This year we plan to “Jerk” things up a bit with a week of activities in Florida.
HOT TROT 5K JERK RUN/WALK
Sunday, November 3, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon – Markham Park
Participate in the inaugural HOT TROT 5K JERK RUN/WALK
Olympic & World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will serve as pace runner for the event
Proceeds will benefit Team Jamaica Bickle Inc., a non-profit (501c3) organization, providing support services to Caribbean athletes, particularly Jamaicans who compete at the annual Penn Relays Carnival, held at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA.
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Jerk Cooking Class
Tuesday, November 5, 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.
Publix Apron’s Cooking School, Plantation, FL
Get hands on instructions from Culinary experts as they offer tips and Recipes for creating Jerk dishes at home. Sample the various dishes prepared along with wine pairings for a gastronomically delightful evening.
Taste of Jamaica at the University of Miami
Wednesday, November 6, 12-2:00 pm
The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival takes “A Taste of Jamaica” to the campus of the University of Miami. Students and Faculty enjoy 2 hours of fun. Ticket giveaways, gift baskets and other Prizes.
Red Hot Jerk Party
Grand Palm Resort – Pembroke Pines
Friday, November 8, - 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Jammin’ to the sounds of top DJs from FAME FM Jamaica and Florida,
Party the night away to the latest dance hits, mix and mingle with celebrities, movers & shakers.
Rum, Wine and Jerk - A Taste of the Caribbean
Saturday, November 9, Markham Park
Rum, Wine and Jerk - The All-inclusive exclusive Party. Sample the world’s premier Rum and Wine; Enjoy delectable Caribbean cuisine, prepared by the Caribbean’s top chefs and culinary personalities. Adding to the activities will be great entertainment in an upscale elegant setting.
12th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
Sunday, November 10, Markham Park
The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival features a Food Court offering a variety of jerk foods including delicacies such as Jerk Fish, Jerk Shrimp and Jerk Lobster and even the innovative and unusual products like Jerk Ice Cream. Excite your pallet and explore spicy delicacies prepared through this age-old method of cooking, enjoy hot music and bask in the cool vibes of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.
Attractions include the Publix Jerk Cook-Off Pavilion, which features cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs. The Grace Village with Chef Mazie Miller offering culinary insights, three stages featuring international acts and cultural presentations, Arts & Crafts vendors, Corporate Circle where sponsors interact with patrons through sampling and giveaways; Party Pavilion, Kidz Fun Zone, Domino Tournament & Netball.
The festival has been recognized as Best Jamaican Annual Event 2010 & 2009 (Ft. Lauderdale) by Jamaicans.com, One of the Top 10 Yummy Experiences by Get Lost Magazine 2009 and Best Festival by New Times Magazine 2006.