Spice Island Festival

Spice Island Festival

This year, food and music will mark the event

The 5th annual Spice Island Cultural Festival, will nice up Montreal from July 8 to July 10.
The festival staged by Spice Island Cultural Day Association of Quebec (SICDAQ) is a celebration of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinque .
And recently named “the world’s first Culinary Capital” by the World Food Travel Association, Grenada’s cuisine is the focus of the festival theme: Grenada – A Culinary Delight.

“It is so wonderful to be able to celebrate with this vibrant community in-person once again,” said Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, SICDAQ vice-president and spokesperson who also founded the former Taste of the Caribbean festival. “We are bringing together some of the most talented island chefs in the region for this special celebration, three years in the making. It’s time to lime together again!”

On July 9, The SICDAQ is welcoming everyone back to Vinet Park in person for 2022, with loads of surprises and magical moments waiting.
The festival will be hosted by bilingual MCs Junior George, of Ride Along Live (New York), Tesfa Peterson and Michael Farkas, president of Black History Month.
Live performances from Calypso and Soca Artists from Grenada will also join the festivities. Guests include: King Scholar (Grenada), Kenny C (Canada), Jab Jab Orchestra, Montreal Rhythm Makers, West Can Dancers, Caribbean Voices), Spice Island Kids, Fashion presentation from Spicechick & Mad Fashions.
Executive chefs and home cooks from the diaspora will also present live demonstrations and showcase their cuisine at various vendors’ kiosks.
Straight from Grenada, Montreal will welcome special culinary guest Chef Belinda Bishop, of Flavours of Grenada, who will join Chef Lennox Antoine of Island Flava Restaurant (Ottawa), Greenz Restaurant Chef Leon Charles (Montreal) and Executive Chef Anthony Mair, President of the Grenada Culinary Network (Toronto).
The Spice Island Cultural Festival will come to a close with acrobatics, aerials and full-out fun with colorful, high-flying performances from MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CIRQUE. Festival goers will enjoy astonishing aerials and mind-blowing performances by the most talented circus performers in Montreal, all surrounding a 50-foot steel statue meant to help bring people together to celebrate the arts.
The closing ceremony on July 10 will be filled with live music, eating, dancing and celebrating the first Culinary Capital of the world with an Oil Down Cook-off by visiting chefs, held at Greenz Restaurant Parking Lot. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased on Eventbrite or at Greenz Restaurant in Lachine.

For further information check out our website at www.spiceislandculturalfestival.com