The 28th African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL) in Conjunction with The 5th Annual Jerk, Seafood and Vegan Festival (JSVFest) is confirmed to bring nations together through music and culture Saturday and Sunday September 11th and 12th starting noon at Washington Park. The smell and taste of the best jerk, seafood and vegan food will fill the park the entire weekend as vendors from all over the country will come to display their best. For five years the festival has been a festival for foodies and lovers of international cuisine. This festival will be a taste of jerk from all over the world.
“We have moved the festival to Washington Park for the safety of our patrons who wanted this event and to help meet the city’s COVID-19 guidelines, said founder, president and CEO, Ephraim Martin, “While celebrating founding father, Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, a man from the Caribbean country of Haiti a major and historic honor, after 242 years since founded Chicago people will experience healthy cuisines from all over the world at our festival, including Jerk, Seafood and Vegan.”
Surrounded by The Carnival of Nations, with flags from the various Caribbean countries, and the rest of the African Diaspora will be the best of Reggae, Afrobeat, Hip Hop, R & B, Blues, Jazz, EDM, House Music, Latinx, Gospel and other world music. Headlining the festivities will be The Delfonics, Haitian star Phylissia Ross and Mr. Vegas.
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