Carifesta is a festival for and about the people, an exuberant extravaganza of Caribbean art, music and dance. The event uses Caribbean performance culture as a point of unity between the many regions of the islands. The event is always long lasting; the first Carifesta in Guyana lasted for three weeks.

The next Carifesta was held in Jamaica in 1976 and lasted 11 days, while the third took place in Cuba in 1979 and lasted for two weeks. Ensure to bring your dancing shoes if attending this festival as the music and movement of the entire event is infectious, and is incredibly enjoyable.