NEW VENUE, NEW VIBE!
Just when you think it couldn’t get any better; BAM! New Venue, New Vibe! The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is sporting at new home at the beautiful Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33027.
The festival never disappoints, as serious foodies, music lovers and anyone who wants to get a little taste of Jamaica can immerse themselves in the island vibe, feast on delicious jerk offerings and other tasty Caribbean dishes while jamming to the sounds of reggae, soca and mento music. Cooking demonstrations, cultural presentations and tons of fun. This festival is always fun, so what are you waiting for? Get Tickets Now.
Tickets: $30 General Admission; $60 Premium Reserved Seats; $150 All-inclusive VIP
Parking: $10 Cash
Time: 12:00pm to 10:00 pm
Uber/Lyfe Drop-off and Pick-up Locations.
Publix Jerk Cook Off 1:00p to 8:00p
Foodies favorite festival feature, the Publix Culinary Pavilion is where cooking chops are tested in fierce competitions and top chefs offer exciting cooking demos. Get cooking tips and sample the culinary creations of these first-class cooking masters. The Celebrity Quickfire Contest is always fun and this year we will pay homage to our late friend and three-time Celebrity Quickfire Champion Todd Tongen of Local 10, by naming the trophy in his honor.
Hosted by Chef Irie, who is joined by his buddies such as Chef Troy, who cooks only vegan dishes, and Dominican Chef Danny Penalo Dominguez bringing the Hispanic vibe to the table. Some folks stop here and never leave! A dem love dem belly.
We Jammin’ 3:30p to 10:00p
If music is your thing, then we’ve got lots of it. Ten-time Grammy nominee, the legendary Third World, celebrating 45 years in the music industry will have you dancing to a mix of funk, pop, rock, R&B, rap, and dancehall reggae. With a new album out, “More Work to be Done” expect some of the new stuff along with their classic hits.
Ladies, you’ve got to be up front and center to see Christopher Martin. Yes, he’s sexy and hotter than a scotch bonnet pepper and such a “Big Deal” with a string of hits more than a mile long. But wait, there is more! Also performing will be roots artist Bugle who is breaking out for 2019, plus homegrown talent, Honorebel. Lone female on the bill is sassy Jaz Elise (watch out, you saw her here first) and bringing the party flavor with a mix of dancehall anthems and classic hits are Renaissance DJs, Jazzy T, Delano. Adding more heat to the entertainment fire will be DJ Wizzard and TC Flexx; somebody help me now.
Western Union Cultural Stage 12:30p to 3:00p
Ounouu ‘memba Aunty Roachy Seh?
Ounouu ‘memba Ring Ding; Chi chi bud O; Dis long time gyal mi neva see you?
Lawks what a way it ah go Boonoonoonoos pon di cultural stage at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. We are honoring the life and legacy of Louise Bennett Coverley, our beloved cultural icon “Miss Lou”
Wear yuh best bandana outfit fi a prize.
Cheer on the contestants in the “Drop Some Lyrics” poetry contest
Wheel and tun till yuh tumble down; mek mi hold yuh han gyal
Another reason fi yuh come early.
The Grace Village 12:00p to 9:00p
They don’t call it the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival fi nutten. Grace Foods is big and broad, bringing you the best from yard. Serving up samples of just about everything they have, Tropical Rhythms juices, Coconut water, jerk wings, patties and more. Try your luck at any of the many games to win prizes or enter the Patty Eating Contest or the Jerk Wing Dance Contest, the winner walks away with $500.
Shopping is a pleasure at Publix, and you will be pleased when you stop by the Publix displays in the Grace Village. Your favorite supermarket is at it again, offering recipe books and gift cards along with fun activities and tips on how to make your own jerk festival vibe at home with family and friends.
Spin the Wheel and try your luck at the Western Union booth. Yes, the activity never stops and the winning is easy. Just as sending money is so much easier with Western Union. This year they are pulling out all the stops so go have a good time and don’t forget family and friends at home. Dem can always use a few dollars, send it with Western Union.
Ciroc VIP Vibes 2:30p to 9:30p
For those looking to indulge in a more exclusive experience, VIP Vibe offers the best of everything—including a prime viewing area in front of the main stage, elegant décor, delectable gourmet tapas, unlimited drinks, a full bar featuring Ciroc vodka, Captain Morgan Rum, and Johnnie Walker, goodie bag and VIP parking. Now that is VIP!
Food Court 12:00p to 10:00p
This is where you will find the craven people dem. With over 20 food vendors serving up flavorful favorites like jerk pork and jerk chicken, mouthwatering delicacies such as jerk conch and jerk lobster, and the famous jerk ice cream, there’ll be something on the menu to please every palate. Sure, you’ve got a favorite restaurant, or you are just adventurous and want to explore the offerings, the choice is yours.
Kids Zone 12:00p to 9:00p
Bounce house, dandy shandy, hop-scotch, bull inna pen, wall climbing; cotton candy, sweetie, sno-cone, cut cake. A taste of heaven for the kids. Room to run and roam, the little ones will have the time of their lives as while connecting with their culture. The energizer bunny will have a hard time keeping up.