Coupon, promo code for the Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival in South Carolina

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Celebrate the best in Caribbean food, culture and music!  The 9th annual Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival is returning to Riverfront Park in North Charleston on Saturday, July 20, 2024.  This family friendly fest highlights Caribbean cuisine, especially food using Jamaican jerk seasoning.

Top chefs from all over the Southeast are coming to the festival to face off in a fierce but delicious competition.  A panel of judges will decide who will receive the Crown for Top Jerk Chef 2024 while attendees will reap the delectable benefits.

Be sure to get to the festival early so you can sign up for the Jerk Wing Eating Contest.  The person who can eat the most wings in 30 seconds will win.  Who will be crowned the Charleston Caribbean Jerk Wing King or Queen?  Will it be you?

Music will be a fun component of the festival.  Wayne Wonder, a Jamaican Reggae artist, will be the headliner.  His sensual, honeyed vocals have made him a consistent hit maker.  His first hit was a cover of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”  Other hits include “No Letting Go,” “Bounce Along,”  and “I Still Believe.”  More acts will be announced soon.

A variety of vendors will be at the park with food and drinks available for purchase.  Alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase with a valid photo ID. 

You can bring lawn chairs and blankets.  No tents or coolers will be allowed.

Parking is free on-site with a short walk from the lot to the festival.

Ticket Options

General Admission

Book your General Admission Ticket here for $20.  Ticket prices will increase at the gate.  A GA Ticket will include admission only.  Food and drinks are available for purchase.  Children 12 and under are admitted free.


You must be 21+ to enter the VIP area.  The VIP area includes free food, drinks and designated air conditioned restrooms.

VIP Menu includes

  • Oxtail
  • Jerk Pineapple Shrimp
  • Escovitch Fish Filet
  • Jerk Chicken
  • Rice & Peas
  • Vegetables

A VIP Single Ticket will cost $200.  


A VIP Ticket for 2 people costs $350, saving each person $25.  You can book that here.  The sale ends on July 20, 2024.