Taste of the Caribbean in Montreal 2024 Guide

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The Taste of the Caribbean- Un Gout des Caraibes – returns to Montreal for the 25th anniversary edition to the Old Port of Montreal at the Clock Tower Quay.  This will be happening on July 11 to 14, 2024, from 12 pm to 11 pm each day.

Entrance into the festival is free.  It will feature live music, food, rum, dance, arts and more.  The mission of the festival is to promote the diversity of Canada’s Caribbean culture to all audiences.

Festival Activities

Concert Zone

The Concert Zone features 4 days of Caribbean live acts of reggae, reggaeton, dancehall, Afro-Caribbean, soca, zook, konpa, calypso and EDM fusion.

Del Monte Dance Zone

Attendees can join in on interactive dance workshops.  They can also watch electrifying performances of dance styles, including Cuban salsa, Dominican bachata, Haitian konpa, Trinidadian soca, Jamaican reggaeton/dancehall and more.

Kids Zone

The Kids Zone will have inflatable castles, face painting, small boats on a miniature lake, drums workshops and more,  The Zone will have snacks for the kids and coffee for the parents.


The Taste of the Caribbean (TOTC) will have food and merchandise.  You can sample traditional and fusion dishes.  You can find many unique items at the merchandise vendors stalls and arts and crafts kiosks.

Rum Zone

The Rum Zone is a festival favorite.  Rum ambassadors showcase rum tasting sets.  Sample curated sets of spiced and aged rums.  There will also be mixology demonstrations showing how to mix classic cocktails.

Other Activities

  • Beach Volleyball with 2 courts on grass
  • Caribbean Karaoke contests daily
  • Graffiti Walls
  • Honorary Surprise Guest

Caribbean Cuisine

If you liked the Caribbean food at the festival and are interested in learning more about cooking Caribbean favorites, try these cookbooks.  You can use our links to see how you can save on them.

Or you can enjoy Caribbean cuisine in the best Caribbean restaurants in Montreal as chosen by the users of TripAdvisor.

  1. Caribbean Curry House
  2. Tropical Paradise
  3. Mango Bay
  4. Resto Palme
  5. Boom J’s Cuisine
  6. Caraibe Delite
  7. Kamuy
  8. La Habanera
  9. Lloydie’s
  10. Kwizinn Express

Visiting Montreal

If you’d like to visit Montreal for the festival, you should consider one of the following hotels.  You can find some great deals here and discounted rates as low as $70 a night.

If you’re going to be flying to Montreal, you can use the promo code “SUMMER30” to save money on your flight here.