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Jun 27
2018

Carifete

Welcome!   The authentic Caribbean is made up of all world’s peoples – African, Asian, European, Mid Eastern, and The native Amerindian. They form an ethnic montage that has composed a distinctive cultural personality. Their rhythms are unique as seen in their performing arts – music and dance; they stimulate your sensibilities with the writings […]

Jun 27
2018

Special Thanks

As in every community, it’s the people that make the difference. When it comes to the Chicago Carifete, we have many people to thank. The list could go on for pages, so here are just a few highlights Alderman Leslie A. Hairston Senator Kwame Raoul The Mayors Office of Special Events The Chicago Park District […]

Jun 27
2018

Competition Rules

CARIFETE COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS click here to download file BAND REGISTRATION FORM click here to download file 2008 BAND PROFILE click here to download file Carifete Site Plan click here to download file The order of the Bands as they will appear at the 13th Annual Chicago CARIFETE (the lottery was done by 2 […]

Jun 27
2018

Hotel Links

Hotels near Chicago City Center Chicago Hotels Sleep Inn Lake Bluff

Jun 26
2018

Chicago Caribbean Carnival Association

The Chicago Caribbean Carnival Association (CCCA) is an organization formed to promote and enhance Caribbean history through culture and education. CCCA’s Executive Body is comprised of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and the Publicity Secretary. In addition, two advisors and several subcomittees contribute their time to assist the executive body […]

Jun 26
2018

Carifete–What is it?

C a r i f e t e is masquerade on the street representing a kaleidoscope of colors, cultures and artistry and a celebration for people of every age, race and creed. The festive ambiance of this event is created through a colorful parade of costumed participants accompanied by mobile music (live, D.J’s, or Steeldrums). […]

Jun 26
2018

A Bit of History

The Caribbean is a diverse melting pot There are different languages in the Caribbean. In order of majority to minority languages: Spanish, French, English, Dutch. There are races – from Amerindian, to descendants from Europe , to descendants from Africa , and descendants from India caribbean.jpg Carifete–What is it? Enter content here 07band.jpg A short […]

Jun 26
2018

Chicago Carifete Parade Results

Please double click on the links below OFFICIAL RESULTS of the CARIFETE 2008. 2007 Parade results 2006 Parade Results

Jun 26
2018

Sponsorshiop/Advertising/Funding

Sponsorshiop/Advertising/Funding A Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization Based In Chicago, IL Chicago Caribbean Carnival Associationis in dire need of financial assistance to honor its financial obligations for 2008 and beyond. As part of our fundraising activities, we provide opportunities for sponsors and contributors to promote their business interests by posting their website links or specific ads […]

Jun 26
2018

Vendor Opportunity

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