Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Aerosmith Announced to debut new shows in 2019

Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Britney Spears are one of the newest entertainers taking up residency at the holiday and tradition Mecca, every performing numerous displays at the same place as opposed to one stop on a nationwide concert tour.  Six-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Golden Globe Award-winner and Academy Award-nominated celebrity entertainer Lady Gaga will include five […]


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 […]

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 […]

Competition Rules

CARIFETE COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS BAND REGISTRATION FORM 2008 BAND PROFILE Carifete Site Plan The order of the Bands as they will appear at the 13th Annual Chicago CARIFETE (the lottery was done by 2 selectors independent of anything to do with Chicago CARIFETE: 1 to draw and 1 to witness and both signed the […]

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 […]

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). […]


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 […]