Atlanta Jerk Festival

Glen Simmonds Events, Carib Event Partners, MCMG, with support from Business Concepts Consulting and Accounting and in association with the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Foundation and Island Gruve Music will present the 10th Annual Grace Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day on Sunday, September 6, 2015 (the day before Labor Day) from noon to 11 pm in DeKalb County, Georgia.

The Grace Atlanta Jerk Festival is one of the largest Caribbean themed food festivals in North America. The 2014 edition of JERK FEST attracted almost 20,000 attendees which included Caribbean nationals and friends of the Caribbean who reside throughout Georgia and surrounding states.

The Jerk Festival was named the BEST JAMAICAN ANNUAL EVENT IN ATLANTA by the website

  • Jerk Fest offers Caribbean cuisine, arts, crafts, live performances from national and international artists, a young people’s activity zone, an authentic Caribbean style food and produce market plus a games tent for domino and ludo aficionados and much, much more.
  • A highlight of the festival is the ultra competitive cook-off competition to determine Atlanta’s Top Jerk Chef. Winner receives the Grace Foods Atlanta Top Jerk Chef trophy and other prizes.
  • The directors of the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival bring decades of marketing, business, public relations, media and entertainment experience to the project.
  • Part of the proceeds from the event goes to benefit the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Foundation and other charitable organizations.

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