Sydney Caribbean Festival

Jamaican Products presents the 2021, now 2022, Sydney Caribbean Festival.

Come share our Caribbean culture, experience our unique food and be entertained by our distinctive music and dance on Saturday 9 April 2022.

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States

This family friendly event started with Hope inviting family and close friends home for the independence celebration of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.  Then other friends asked that the celebration be expanded and from 2009 it became a paid event held at restaurants.  By 2017 the event was held at function centres, with some of the proceeds donated to local charities.  In 2017, the Festival was opened by the Hon Julian Leeser MP, with Beyond Blue as the supported charity.  In 2018, the Hon Linda Burney MP opened the Festival with Lou’s Place the chosen charity.  Now the event has grown into a Caribbean festival focusing on the 15 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states.   

Purpose of the Sydney Caribbean Festival:

Flags of CARICOM Member States
  • To showcase and share our rich Caribbean culture, unique food and distinctive music and dance with family, friends, neighbours and the broader community.  
  • Support recognised charities.

Venue Details

Venue:  North Ryde School of the Arts, 201 Coxs Road, North Ryde NSW 2113

Date:  Saturday 9 April 2022

Time:  Opens at 1pm and closes at 8pm

The venue has wheelchair access and accessible toilet.

The map shows the venue location which is accessible by public transport.  Consult with the NSW Transport Trip Planner for bus times from Epping Station, Macquarie University Station or Macquarie Park Station.

Parking is available in the vicinity. There is no onsite parking.


Tickets are available at the door and online.

At the door ticket prices:

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  • Adults (18+)  $35
  • Teens (6-17)  $25
  • Kids (5yo and under)  Free
  • Family Special (Parents + 3 children)  $75

On line ticket prices:

  • Adults (18+)  $25
  • Teens (6-17)  $15
  • Kids (5yo and under)  Free
  • Family Special (Parents + 3 children)  $60

Purchase your ticket online now.  

The festival is funded through ticketing, sponsorship, and run mainly by volunteers.  The Sydney Caribbean Festival is the brain child of Hope Kidd, Managing Director of Jamaican Products the main organising and sponsorship body.  Jamaican born, Hope spent 3 years at St. Augustine, in Trinidad & Tobago, becoming the first female engineering graduate from The University of the West Indies.  Apart from believing in the importance of bringing together the community, Hope usually earmarks a percentage of the money raised to support a recognised charity.  This year 2 charities were selected. We are asking patrons to bring toiletries for donation to local charity Will2Live. A financial donation will be made from ticket sales to Women’s Community Shelters.  

Steel Pans

CARICOM Member States

The 15 CARICOM member States are: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; St Kitts and Nevis; St Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago.

Join us – for an evening of Caribbean fun.

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