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CICF (Canadian Indo-Caribbean Festival) presents ChutneyFest. 

ChutneyFest is a family-friendly, community-based, inclusive festival. ChutneyFest takes pride in displaying an array of Indo-Caribbean talent in all forms! Over many years ChutneyFest has continuously provided accessible, affordable, and quality entertainment to large crowds of attendees! At ChutneyFest you will be able to immerse yourself into the Indo-Caribbean culture through, food, music, and dance! At ChutneyFest we are dedicated to promoting the Indo-Caribbean heritage and culture with everyone. There’s a very small niche of events that happen throughout the year that is able to capture a mixture of the Caribbean and East-Indian culture. CICF wants to be able to promote and tackle that niche to help educate others about the culture as well as share it with all of Canada. With our festival happening in late-July, we truly feel that the warmth of the Indo-Caribbean culture shines through!

Food For Everyone!

There will be multiple food booths as well as food trucks on-site, with numerous Indo-Caribbean delicacies available, varying in dishes like Trinidadian doubles and roti’s, West-Indian Chinese style foods and snacks, Jamaican jerk chicken, and so much more! We include food for all ages and tastebuds, we have many options that kid-friendly, such as different types of ice cream, and of course you can never go wrong with a classic cone from an ice cream truck! We are sure you, as well as your family and friends, will find a new favorite food at ChutneyFest, so make sure you try all the foods you can!

We are always looking for great new additions to our food booth and food truck line up! If you are interested in being a vendor at ChutneyFest get in contact with us right away!

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All the right beats!

The Indo-Caribbean culture has multiple dynamics, at ChutneyFest we make sure to hit every right note! On the ChutneyFest stage, we aim to play all types of music and showcase various instruments that are closely connected to the Indo-Caribbean community. At ChutneyFest there is a special focus on portraying the central-local talent we have right here in the GTA as well as bringing in foreign artists that epitomize the culture and really help our attendees feel connected the Indo-Caribbean music! We promise that our acts won’t disappoint! In recent years we have included artists and bands such as The Band Destiny, Omardath Maraj, Dubraj Persad, Andaz Int, Terry Gajraj, Hemlata Dindial, Navin Yankarran, New Image Tassa, and so much more! With so much non-stop entertainment, you’re sure to be encapsulated by Indo-Caribbean Music!

CICF and ChutneyFest takes pride in working with the youth and upcoming musical generations of the community. Being able to help promote and showcase their talent as well as helping to develop their confidence is a key aspect of the overall mission of ChutneyFest.

We display many forms of talent and music on the ChutneyFest Stage, ranging from tassa drumming, live bands, steel pan, and our annual singing competition! Each year ChutneyFest includes a competition for our local singers to go head-to-head in an entertaining and fierce battle to see who will be crowned the ChutneyFest Champion! If you reside in the GTA and would like to enter access our external criteria and registration form through the portal below, or by clicking on the “ChutneyFest Champion” header in the menu! For answers to any and all additional questions please contact us, all contact information can be found on our “contact us page”, we are also available on social media which can be accessed at the bottom of the page!

Get up & Dance!

Dance is a huge contributor to the translation of Indo-Caribbean culture, it is an activity that many younger generations get involved in to better understand their culture, it promotes keeping the culture alive and concurrently assists the youth with growing connected to their Indo-Caribbean roots as well as becoming overall more confident. At ChutneyFest, there are many types of dances that are brought to the stage! Throughout the day of ChutneyFest, the constant entertainment on stage includes classical East-Indian dances, West-Indian Chutney dances, limbo dances, Latin fusion dances and much much more!

For more information about our organization, send us a direct email at chutneyfest@gmail.com.