Many Islands – ONE People
For the past 27 years, UNIFEST, has brought communities together by bridging cultures as we celebrate “MANY ISLANDS – ONE PEOPLE”. The festival is lovingly organized and produced by the Greater Caribbean-American Cultural Coalition in conjunction with its partners, the Greater Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lauderdale Lakes with the support of Mayor, Hazelle Rogers.
Touted as the oldest Multicultural Festival in Broward County, attendees will enjoy 3 days of events that include musical performances from local and internationally acclaimed artists representing countries throughout the Caribbean. Displays of Caribbean cultural artifacts. Visit the Consulates and Tourist Boards to learn more about your favorite island in the sun. Enjoy the parade of nations with a special Haitian Flag Day Tribute. Stay motivated at our special Friday morning workshops, then witness the breadth of South Florida’s talented youth. Get healthy with food specially curated for our Saturday Farmers Market.
Sunday fun day has something for everyone. Bring the family to Vincent Torres Park.
Relax and enjoy the beats
Savor the flavors emanating from world class food vendors
Meet local business leaders who passionately serve our communities
Let the kids roam freely about the cabin in our multi-activity kid’s zone.
Energize with our exciting Battle of the Bands
Greater Caribbean-American Cultural Coalition
The GCACC (Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition) is an umbrella organization serving the Caribbean people and other members of the community, by bringing together the various Caribbean countries and Islands, and their rich cultural heritage.
Caribbean Culture is a diverse and rich cultural blend of many original cultures from all corners of the globe. Caribbean people have struggled and strived to maintain ties with their ancestral links while creating something entirely different. That is why everywhere you go in the Caribbean, you will find a wonderful blend of the old and the new; a melding of European and African influences, Asian and Middle Eastern components, and the new forms which themselves cannot necessarily be traced to any origin other than that of the “Caribbean”.
MISSION STATEMENT: Enrich the cultural environment of the Caribbean people and other members of the community, by fostering multicultural understanding through an appreciation of Caribbean cultures.