Enjoy the jerk at Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival

Devon Henderson of Reggae Grill Restaurant grills chicken at a festival.

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