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Frequently Asked Questions

CAAHFI

Can I volunteer?

Caribbean Americans are making a difference is our newest program, and offers opportunities to do volunteer work, or help your Caribbean Community.

Can I buy tickets to the Long Beach Reggae Festival or the Caribbean Heritage Month Festival? Is the Carnaval going to be on Hollywood Boulevard?

Please check the event calendar page for booking and more information on location and dates

I travel to Hollywood every year for Carnaval and to Los Angeles for both festivals what dates should I book?

Please visit our events calendar page for festival dates. Event Calendar

Do Caribbean American and Heritage Foundation Inc have an age minimum?

CAAHFI 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. Event Calendar

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!

Please visit the Vendors Page to register as a vendor.

Can someone contact me about sponsorship opportunities for my company?

Please email us at info4festival@gmail.com using the subject line, SPONSOR INQUIRY, and our sponsorship team will contact you. Thank you for supporting CAAHFI!
 

My company makes the fun thing that’s perfect for CAAHFI. Can we pass them out or give them away?

Absolutely! We love the idea of adding more excitement to CAAHFI with your fun products. To get started, please send us an email at info4festival@gmail.com. We'll be happy to discuss the details and make arrangements for you to share your fantastic offerings with the festival attendees. Let's make CAAHFI an even more memorable experience together!

Can my company donate our product to CAAHFI?

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 info4festival@gmail.com, 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. Register as a volunteer.

 

Still, need answers? Just email us at info4festival@gmail.com

 

When Is the Caribbean American Heritage Foundation located in Los Angeles (CAAHFI)

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 is your mission?

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.

  1. CAAHFI is coordinating its efforts on bringing awareness to the Caribbean Heritage, Roots, Culture, and Traditions.
     

  2. 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 CAAHFI 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 CAAHFI a Member of Any Global Organizations?

CAAHFI 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; CAAHFI 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 CAAHFI 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 CAAHFI?

CAAHFI, 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.

Where is the nearest bust stop? https://www.sunline.org/transit_routes/route/line111

 

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 OR CONCERT 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?
  • Umbrella/Parasol

  • Blanket

  • Backpacks

  • Chapstick

  • Digital Cameras

  • Disposable Cameras

  • Ear Plugs

  • Fanny Packs

  • Hats

  • Purses/Small Bags

  • 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 Knives

  • No Screwdrivers

  • No Clubs

  • No Chemical Sprays

  • No Razors

  • No Handheld Laser Pointers

  • No Ice Chests or Coolers

  • No Outside Food & Drinks -

  • No Alcohol​

  • 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 Chairs

  • No Audio Recording Devices

  • No Binoculars

  • No Tape/Rope/Lassos

  • No Chains/Chain Wallets

  • No Drones / Remote Control Aircraft / Cars / Toys

  • No Fireworks / Explosives / Flammable Liquids

  • No Flags

  • 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?

Yes.

 

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?

Yes.

 

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?

No.

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

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