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Boston JerkFest™ is an outdoor/indoor family-friendly Caribbean style foodie festival that features Jamaican jerk spiced food and all things spicy and hot. Boston Jerkfest and The Rum & Brew Tasting @ Boston JerkFest are Friday and  Saturday, June 26 & 27, 2020. The Rum & Brew Tasting @ Boston JerkFest is a 21+ event that features live music and unlimited tastings of rum, local craft beer and a variety of Caribbean themed libations.

Boston Jerkfest offers Caribbean, international, and local spicy food for sale, including: spicy meals, jams, nuts, and desserts, as well as traditional home-made drinks from the Caribbean. Boston Jerkfest also features live entertainment and performances for the whole family. View event coverage on our media page for what to expect.  Also, check out our awesome Boston JerkFest video!

2019 Highlights:

  • 2-day festival
  • Every restaurant vendor will offer at least one jerk dish!
  • Chef demos, including a Seafood Throwdown (Session 1) and Jerk Cook-off (Session 2)
  • Kids & Culture Zone with hands-on interactive activities for children of all ages
  • Jamming live music to get your “Irie” on
  • Spice Lane, with lots more hot stuff to keep you in the mood
  • Reggae Lounge featuring the Reggae Bar for adults
  • Cocktail Demos featuring vendors who will stir up the best “Irie” drinks
  • Caribbean Demos


By participating in Boston Jerkfest you are helping to support several nonprofits. A portion of the proceeds of this event will support Haley House, Sustainable Food and Culture, Teen Advocating for a Global Vision, and  Cambridge Carnival International’s steel pan program