Frequently Asked Questions
Are the Parade & Festival going to be in-person this year?
No. The Parade and Festival take many months to organize. There was no way of knowing that far in advance if mass-gathering restrictions would be lifted by June. Out of an abundance of caution, we chose alternate programming that celebrates Caribbean American safety.
Is anything going to be in-person?
Yes! We have added several in-person events! Go to our events calendar to see all the details for each. To make sure you don’t miss any breaking news, follow us on social media, or subscribe to our mailing list by clicking on the "Contact" tab on the top menu.
Caribbean Americans are making a difference is our newest program, and offers in-person opportunities to do volunteer work, or help your Caribbean Community.
Can I buy tickets to the Haitian Heritage Festival or the Caribbean Heritage Month Festival? Is the Carnaval is going to be on Hollywood Boulevard?
Due to LA County COVID guidelines, we are not planning on allowing an audience for the festivals, concerts, or shows. Health Department rules are fluid and we are monitoring the situation. If things change closer to the event's date, we will make an announcement.
I travel to Hollywood every year for Carnaval and to Los Angeles for both festivals what dates should I book?
Since most of our events are mostly virtual again this year, there are no large gatherings to attend in person. If you choose to visit Los Angeles anyway, please check LA County health guidelines before making any travel plans, and please be safe!
Do Caribbean American and Heritage Foundation Inc have an age minimum? CAHFLA welcomes all members of the community, partners, affiliates, and our allies regardless of age, especially in this year’s virtual space. Let’s celebrate together!
What time does the festival start?
Please see our event calendar to check start times for our various events.
I’m a merchant/vendor. How do I rent a booth at the Festival?
We love the vendors, merchants, and nonprofits that make up our local business community! But since we’re not producing our traditional, large-scale festival, there are no exhibitor or vendor booths for rent this year.
Can someone contact me about sponsorship opportunities for my company?
Please email us at email@example.com using the subject line, SPONSOR INQUIRY, and our sponsorship team will contact you. Thank you for supporting CAHFLA!
My company makes the fun thing that’s perfect for CAHFLA. Can we pass them out or give them away?
Since we are not a physical event with large crowds this year, there is nowhere to hand out products or promotional items. But we’d love to hear from you next year!
Can my company donate our product to CAHFLA?
If you have a product that would help us, our areas of focus are: food insecurity, housing insecurity, mental health/wellness, or abuse, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line. Thank you for your support!
I’d like to perform at the Caribbean American and Heritage Foundation Inc festivals and the Carnaval. How do I apply?
We love our local singers, performers, and musicians! Unfortunately, we are not currently accepting applications or inquiries for talent booking. Click on Talent Booking
I’m interested in volunteering. How do I do that?
We love our volunteers- without your help; it would be so much harder! We don’t need production volunteers this year, but we would love for you to join us for next year's festivals, Carnaval, and shows.
Still, need answers? Just email us at email@example.com
Whom Is the Caribbean American Heritage Foundation located in Los Angeles (CAHFLA)
The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Los Angeles is founded and located in the City of Long Beach in the county of Los Angeles California. A 501(c)(3) non-profit non-government organization (NGO) was established in 2019. We are dedicated to serving the Caribbean culture, and the contributions of our people of Caribbean descent.
What are your missions?
Our mission is to collaborate, with the Caribbean organizations in Los Angeles and around the Caribbean to bring awareness to the culture, our rich history and to introduce our programs.
CAHFLA is coordinating its efforts on bringing awareness to the Caribbean Heritage, Roots, Culture, and Traditions.
Bringing together the Caribbean, the American community, our leaders, and dignitaries to be part of the social development for the Caribbean community.
What Role Does CAHFT Play in the Community?
WE are the Collaborating force and a bridge to greatness for the Caribbean organization in our community. There are over 10 Caribbean Groups and Organizations in California. Please See Mission
How Many Caribbean Organizations Exist in California?
There are 10 Caribbean Organizations. Caribbean Organizations page for more information
Are There Any Caribbean Consulates In California?
There are seven (7) Caribbean Consulates in California. Caribbean Consulate page for more information
When Is the National Caribbean-American Heritage Month Celebrated?
June is National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. June which was declared by President George W. Bush in 2006 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month Caribbean American Heritage Month page for more information
Is CAHFT a Member of Any Global Organizations?
CAHFT is a Member of the United Nations Association-United States of America (UNA-USA) Council of Organizations (COO) and The United Nations Association-Houston Area Chapter; CAHFT is also a member of The United States Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).
What Are The Sustainable Goals and How Does CAHFLA Support Them?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations. The broad goals are interrelated though each has its own targets to achieve. The total number of targets is 169. The SDGs cover a broad range of social and economic development issues. Our main objectives for 2021 are to fulfill our commitment to five of the United Nations Sustainable Goals. See the Sustainable Goals page for more information of the goals we supports.
How Can I Get Involved With CAHFT?
CAHFT, working in the community, welcomes your involvement and help to carry out our mission and to achieve our goals and objectives. Please get involved. Contact Us: Sign up today.
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Are my bags going to be searched?
At all entry gates, we reserve the right to search all bags, backpacks, coolers, purses, containers, etc. upon entry to the FESTIVAL MOR CONCERTS grounds. Refusal to comply will result in denied entry or ejection. Your purchase of an admission ticket includes your agreement to submit to a search while on the festival grounds.
What is allowed in the Venue?
Sun Block (non-aerosol)
What is not allowed at the Venue?
In order to ensure your safety at the grounds, the following is prohibited:
No clothing or apparel has been changed in any way to identify the wearer as belonging to or identifying with a criminal street gang.
No gang activity such as “flashing of signs”, gathering or traveling in large groups, or disruptive behavior of any kind.
Persons may be removed from the premises and/or arrested who are identified as participants in gang activity (186.22 PC)
No Chemical Sprays
No Handheld Laser Pointers
No Ice Chests or Coolers
No Outside Food & Drinks -
No Drugs / Drug & Narcotic Paraphernalia / E-Cigs / Vapes
No Skateboards/Rollerblades/Bicycles/Roller Skates on the grounds
No Hover Boards / Segway / Self-Balance Wheels on the grounds
No Motorcycles on the grounds
No Film Cameras
No Go Pros or Selfie Sticks
No Walkie Talkies
No Audio Recording Devices
No Chains/Chain Wallets
No Drones / Remote Control Aircraft / Cars / Toys
No Fireworks / Explosives / Flammable Liquids
No Musical Instruments
No Spray Paint / Markers / Sharpies
Water squirt guns or misters
No dogs (except service dogs)
No weapons of any kind are prohibited on festivals or concerts grounds
Confiscated items are considered forfeited upon entry. These will NOT be returned. Refusal to Comply will result in denied entry or ejection.
I have health problems and am not able to eat food, will I be able to bring drink supplements in?
May I bring my food to the festivals?
Open festival yes! Gated festivals no! Outside food/beverages are not allowed with management exceptions.
Can I bring my medical prescription?
What is there to eat and drink?
More information about our food vendors: Click Here
Do you rent scooters or wheelchairs?
No, we don’t. However, there will be a company that offers such services.
Will there be lockers available?
Is there baby changing stations?
Baby changing stations can be found on the MAP of your program Click Here
What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash, Credit & Debit cards are accepted, some vendors may not accept credit cards.
Are there ATMs?
ATMs can be found on the MAP of your program or our App. Click Here to Download.
I lost something at the Fair, whom can I contact?
All items are collected for the duration of the Festival and concerts will be at the Information Booth.
Is alcohol sold at the Festival and or concerts?
Yes, there are various stands throughout the grounds that you can purchase alcohol with the proper I.D.
Is smoking allowed?
Our grounds are a non-smoking facility. E-Cigs & Vaporizers are strictly forbidden.
How hot or cold will it get at night?
Click here: Local Weather
Can I pass out flyers inside or outside of the grounds?
No, but please contact us for our Freedom of Speech guidelines. Contact Us!
I’m visiting from out of town, could you recommend a hotel?
Link to our hotel link: Click Here
How do I find upcoming events in the coming weeks or this upcoming weekend?
Click Here: Here To View Our Events Calendar
Can I become a Food & Beverage Vendor?
Vendors must access the vendor application online, print, and submit by mail with the required $25 application fee. Please read the “Instructions for Completing Application” carefully as incomplete applications will not be considered. Faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted. Click Here for Application