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Celebrate Caribbean food at the Boston JerkFest

The event will also feature rum and a whole lot of live music.

Jerk chicken at Fresh Food Generation
Jerk chicken should be in your future. Fresh Food Generation

The Boston JerkFest returns for its ninth year and will coincide with the celebration of Jamaica’s 60th year of independence. 

The festival will take place over two days at the Harvard Athletic Complex. On Friday evening, ticket holders will gain access to an unlimited rum, beer, and cocktail tasting. A meal ticket is also included.

On Saturday, the complex will be filled with food truck and restaurant vendors, each offering at least one jerk item for sale. The Boston Hot Sauce Fest will feature numerous spicy sauces, herbs, jellies, and more. There will also be a Seafood Throwdown and Jerk Cook-Off, where chefs will compete for the best tasting jerk dish.


The festival will also feature family-friendly activities, so there’s no reason your Fourth of July weekend shouldn’t be spicier than usual.

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