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Dates:Fri from 7/7/23 - 7/7/23
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Fairs & Festivals
Are you ready for Boston's hottest festival?

The 10th Annual Boston JerkFest is back for 2 days of fun in the sun this summer, July 7th-8th, 2023 This outdoor/indoor, family-friendly, festival is a Caribbean foodie event that features Jamaican jerk hot spiced BBQ food.

Boston JerkFest recognized as the Best Food Festival in 2022 by Boston Magazine.

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

The festival is held in the South End at the Harvard Athletic Complex and near Harvard Square.

A portion of the proceeds of this event supports Sustainable Food and Culture, a 501-c-3 organization supporting cultural initiatives in Massachusetts and beyond.

At this outdoor event, enjoy unlimited tastings of rum, craft beer, hard cider, mead, other spirits and artisan brews.

Jerk food will be for sale by selected vendors.

Event includes live music, DJ, cocktail demos, and Boston JerkFest Cocktail Throwdown competition.

This event is for 21+ year old attendees only and you get the following included with your admission ticket:

• Unlimited samplings of rum, other spirits, craft beer, hard cider, and artisan beverages Cocktail Demos featuring cocktails from participating vendors stirring up the best “Irie” drinks

• 2023 Caribbean Cocktail Throwdown with Boston’s top Mixologists competing for bragging rights and winner of the Boston’s best Caribbean Rum Cocktail.

To Learn More Visit HERE!

To Purchase Tickets Visit HERE!

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General Admission: $40; VIP Admission: $75; 2-day pass: $60. VIP and 2-day pass holders must be 21+



145 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA, 02134 map

Harvard Athletic Complex, 145 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA, 02134
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, Red’s Best, The Word Boston, and World Farmers, Spark FM. By participating in the Boston JerkFest you are helping to support our affiliated nonprofits, Sustainable Food and Culture, Inc and Cambridge Carnival International. Send inquiries to participate here Learn more at


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