Summer Fun, Dance, and Music with a little bit of heat aka HAPPY JUNE!

It’s the first day of June which in my book is the first day of Summer Fun, warm weather, outdoor music festivals, cook outs, birthdays, graduation (for my middle schooler *insert tear here*), African-American Music Appreciation Month. and Caribbean American Heritage Month!  All of which means there is a ton of fun and festivities to experience.

Although I’m still investigating my personal Caribbean lineage (so far my research has led me to the Grenadines), my children are definitely under the Caribbean American umbrella, from their paternal side of the family which comes from St.Ann, Jamaica.  It’s great to remind them of how proud they should be of their heritage  and also to  just enjoy the social, cultural, educational, recreational  events that take place during this time of year, no matter what your cultural background is.  Caribbean American Heritage Month is a pretty big deal in the DMV and its nice to see that there is an entire community and sub communities (different counties)  that participate.

I thought I would list  a few events that are happening during the entire month all over the DC Metro area as well as some bonus events that extend beyond June, maybe we will bump into each other who knows!


JUNE 4 –        2016 Caribbean Heritage Festival Bladensburg Waterfront Park 

JUNE 8 –         World Oceans Day. Become a Caribbean SEA FAN and Celebrate World Oceans Day!

JUNE 10-12 16th Annual DC Caribbean Film Festival

JUNE 17  –    FIYAH FIT BASH (DMV) Vol.1 – Blazing Bodies

JUNE 19         DC Jerk Festival 

JUNE 24 –       HOOKIE DC 2016 The Ultimate Caribbean Pool Party 

JUNE 24 –       Ignite Caribbean: Forum on the Future (30 Under 30 Emerging Leaders Awards)

JUNE 26 –       Caribbean Food Week 

JUNE 28-        Caribbean Theater Festival




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2 thoughts on “Summer Fun, Dance, and Music with a little bit of heat aka HAPPY JUNE!”

  1. Don’t forget the REGGAE WINE, MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL – July 16, 2016 – July 17, 2016
    Linganore Winecellars
    13601 Glissans Mill Rd
    Mt Airy, MD 21771

    Baltimore/DC Caribbean Carnival
    Saturday & Sunday • July 9-10 • 2016
    Lake Clifton Park, 2701 St Lo Drive, Baltimore MD 21213

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