06/29/2023 7:00 pm - 07/01/2023 11:45 pm Charleston, SC

This year (2023) Charleston Carifest honors the Bahamas. Come be a part of the excitement and culture.

At this annual cultural celebration, visitors will have a chance to experience all that The Bahamas has to offer while they dance along with live music performances throughout downtown Charleston SC.

Bahamian Mas Bands will PlayMas under the banner of the Bahamas in celebration of the island’s 50th independence. Join us for a weekend of fun and culture as we celebrate in a display of Caribbean Unity

Bring the Caribbean vibes to Charleston? Join us at Carifest and play mas for free with your own Bahamas Carnival 2023 costume!

Don’t have one? No worries – just register and purchase from our participating groups. #FollowTheFete

Bahamas Takeover” 18th  Charleston Carifest 2023

o   Three Days of Events

§  Thursday – Historical Symposium at University of Charleston

·       Ambassador Wendall Jones

·       Dr. Chris Curry

§  Friday– All White Fete (Fundraiser) $80 featuring Mighty Pencil and Mixtress Africa Allah

§  Saturday – Cultural Village and Road March

·       Cultural Village – 3pm -11pm

o   Brittle Bank Park, Charleston

o   Vendors from entire Caribbean

o   Bahamian Vendors receive premium placement

o   Park Entry – $20 adults/Children under 12 free

·       Bahamas Takeover Road March Powered by PlayMas.Today

§  March Starting – 4pm – 6pm

o   2 mile route through Downtown Charleston

All White Fete Charleston, SC 6:00 – 11:00PM $80.00 single Couple $150.00 VIP Table 6-8. $800.00 Attire: All White. Welcome Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar

Friday, June 30 – All White Fete – Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston 29407.

6:00 – 11:00PM
$80.00 single

Couple $150.00

VIP Table 6-8. $800.00
Attire: All White.
Welcome Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar

Travel Packages

Atlanta – Charleston Round-trip

ATL – Charleston Excursion

$450 This package includes Transportation and lodging at the host hotel.

Just need a ride to Charleston, SC for carifest from Atlanta?

ATL – Charleston Hike a Ride

$150 Just need a ride to Charleston. This is the perfect round-trip package.

Partnership with Bahamasair offering direct flight and group rates.

·     Partner Hotel

Fairfield Inns and Suites

4841 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418(843) 300-3100

o   $150 per night including taxes

o   Across the street from Tanger Outlet Mall

o   7 mins from Charleston International Airport

o   17 minutes from Brittle Bank Park, Charleston.


Da Mighty Pencil, Africa Allah of Play Mas Today, The Chromatic Band, Fanshawn, Nishie L.S Julien Believe.

Hypnotic Mas Band

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Euphoria Madness

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Euphoria Madness


Mas Khaos

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Mas Khaos


Unruly Mas

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Unruly Mas


Bahamas Masqueraders

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Two Carnivals for the Price of One!

All Bahamas Carnival purchases allow you to Play Mas in Charleston, SC at no cost. Register Below to participate.

Ticket TypePriceCart
Atl -Charleston Excursion$450.00

Atl - SC Bus Trip

Atl -Charleston Excursion | Hike a ride$150.00

Atl - SC Bus Trip

Charleston Carifest Road March Registration$0.00

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All White Fete (fundraiser)$80.00

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All White Fete (fundraiser) Couple$150.00

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All White Fete (fundraiser) Booth / Table$800.00

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