If you love Caribbean flavors and culture, head downtown to the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed for the Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival. The family-friendly event features music and food with a special emphasis on the spicy art of Jamaican jerk seasoning. Chefs will compete, and attendees will vote, for the title of Top Jerk Chef, which went to Reggae Grill Caribbean Cuisine last year.
When: 7-11 p.m. Saturday
Where: 375 Meeting St., Charleston
Price: $10 in advance, free for children ages 12 and younger, available at www.etix.com; various locations in Charleston and North Charleston
More info: www.chsjerk