Unveiling a Spectacular Lineup of Culinary Delights and Musical Sensations!
Miramar, FL (October 18, 2023) – The 21st Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival (GJJF) is gearing up for an unforgettable experience on Sunday, November 12, 2023, from 1 pm to 10 pm at the stunning Miramar Regional Park, Miramar, Florida. Get ready for a day filled with immersive entertainment, perfect for every family member.
**A Culinary Adventure for Every Palate**
Embark on a tantalizing culinary journey through the GJJF’s food court, where a stellar lineup of vendors offers a variety of delectable dishes. At the Publix Culinary Pavilion, you’ll be in the skilled hands of internationally acclaimed celebrity chefs like Travis Reece (Jamaica), Jamal Small (Bahamas), and Darian Bryan (Jamaica). Taste the rich tapestry of Caribbean flavors and sample their mouthwatering creations.
Eddy Edwards, Managing Partner and CEO of GJJF, underscores the event’s cultural significance: “South Florida is home to the largest Caribbean population in the United States. The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival reminds us of the Caribbean’s substantial and delicious impact on American culture. Over 21 years, the festival has evolved to incorporate other wonderful island cultures, attracting people from around the world.”
Culinary Competition and Flavors of the Islands
Don’t miss the culinary excitement of the Chef Challenge, where the 2022 champion, Cherney Amhara from NBC-6, faces off against the formidable challenger, WPLG’s Alexis Frazier. They’ll vie for the honor of GJJF’s 2023 Top Celebrity Chef award, with a panel of esteemed judges, including Jamaica Food Boss and South Florida’s Hungry Black Man.
Groove to the Caribbean Beat
The GJJF is more than just food; it’s a celebration of Caribbean culture, complete with pulsating rhythms. This year’s musical lineup is nothing short of electrifying, featuring the two-time Grammy-winning Royal Family of Reggae, Morgan Heritage. Joining them is Jamaican dancehall sensation Ding Dong and Bermuda’s reggae artist, Collie Buddz, who promise to provide the ultimate soundtrack for a day filled with fun, food, and Caribbean vibes.
Endless Entertainment and Thrilling Competitions
The festival offers a wide array of entertainment, from comedian Chris “Johnny” Daley’s wit to the incredible moves of Dancin’ Dynamites 2003 winners from Jamaica. Keep the dance floor alive with DJs Richie D, Jazzy T, DJ Radcliffe, and Ecstatic Sound. And for food enthusiasts, there’s the thrilling Patty Eating Contest with $1,000 in cash prizes!
The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is sponsored by Grace Foods and presented by Publix in collaboration with the City of Miramar, Western Union, Greater Ft. Lauderdale Visitors and Conventions Bureau, The National Weekly, Jamaica Observer, WAVS 1170 AM, Cox Radio Miami, and for the first time, top Bahamian stations – Star 106.5 and HOT 91.7, along with the Nassau Guardian. Together, we welcome attendees from the Bahamas to savor South Florida’s island culture.
Join Us at GJJF 2023
General admission tickets are available for $40, and $50 at the gate on the event day. For an elevated experience, VIP tickets are offered at $175. Kids under 10 can enjoy the festival for free. Secure your spot at this sensational event and be part of the ultimate celebration of flavors, cultures, and family.
For Tickets and Information, Visit Us at jerkfestival.com.