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Dates:Friday, July 12, 2024 - Friday, July 12, 2024
Hours:11:00am - 8:00pm
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Fairs & Festivals

boston jerkfest photoAre you ready for Boston's hottest festival?

The Annual Boston JerkFest is back for 2 days of fun in the sun this summer, July 12, 2024.

Boston JerkFest is a family-friendly Caribbean-style food festival offering two days of fun in the sun and featuring Jamaican jerk spiced food and all things jerk hot!

The music line up in 2024 is Grammy Award-winning THIRD WORLD BAND with special guest Kumar Fyah.

The festival features 14 Caribbean restaurants offering tasty Jamaican jerk dishes for purchase, specialty foods, such as authentic Caribbean drinks Seafood Throwdown and Jerk Cook-off Competitions, live reggae and DJs, ethnic arts and craft vendors, VIP Reggae Lounge, and Kids & Culture stage. And dont forget the rum punch at the Reggae Bar!

Bring your friends and family and grab your lawn chair and join us for a unique and memorable experience that is full of spice, fun and food. Stay tuned for what else is happening this year.

Parking available for $10 per car on Saturday only. Avoid the lines and get your tickets and parking pass in advance. Get ready to Eat, Drink, and Be Irie!

Boston JerkFest recognized as the Best Food Festival by Boston Magazine.

The festival was noted by Zagat as one of Boston's top 10 Summer Food Festivals.

Last year, International Reggae Ambassador Mr. Freddie McGregor was our headliner artist to celebrate with us.

This an outdoor, family-friendly Caribbean food festival event that features Jamaican jerk hot spiced BBQ food.

The festival will be held at a new location, at the Harvard Athletic Complex, 145 North Harvard Street, in Allston and just over the Harvard Square bridge, less than a 7 minute walk from Harvard Square.

A portion of the proceeds of this event supports Cambridge Carnival International and Sustainable Food and Culture.

This family-friendly event offers more than a dozen vendors selling a variety of jerk hot spiced food, hot sauces and Caribbean specialty products; craft vendors, live music, kids activities, a Jerk Cook-off, a Seafood Throwdown, other Chef Demos, and a Reggae Bar offering rum punch, craft beer and wine for sale.

Highlights of the festival include:
9 hours of fun in the sun!
Top local Caribbean Chefs offering authentic jerk spiced foods and traditional Caribbean home-made beverages for sale Spice Lane featuring the Boston Hot Sauce Fest with lots of spicy sauces, herbs, jellies, and more.
Live music featuring reggae, steel band and other Caribbean music Jerk Cook-off Competition
The Reggae Bar will have rum punch, craft beer, wine and artisan beverages for sale on Saturday Kids
Zone with interactive arts & crafts and activities for children of all ages Ethnic arts and craft vendors To

Learn More Visit HERE!

To Purchase Tickets Visit HERE!

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General Admission: $25; Children 12- 14 years: $5, VIP Admission: $75; 2-day pass: $60. VIP and 2-day pass holders must be 21+



145 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA, 02134 map

145 N. Harvard St., Allston, MA. The MBTA Red Line stop to the Harvard Square station is a 10 minute walk. We are a minimal waste event. Bus routes 66 & 86 are close by. Cycling is encouraged. Parking on site for $10.00 for the day. Commuter Rail into the Boston Landing Station is a 1.1 mile walk. Rideshare is also encouraged. The Boston JerkFest is produced by The Williams Agency, and sponsored by Harvard University, Massachusetts Department of Fisheries, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, North American Marine Alliance, Reds Best, The Word Boston, and World Farmers, Spark FM. To inquire about how to participate as a vendor in Boston JerkFest and Hot Sauce Fest, complete this inquiry form here - Learn more at


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