Marketplace / Vendors
Arts and Craft vendors will be in our marketplace selling t-shirts, flags, toys, games, jewelry, souvenirs, paintings, wood carvings, incense, pottery and more. Bring cash and or have a debit or credit card ready for smooth and quick transactions.
What to Expect
The Parade will take place on Saturday, August 13th and will feature over 30 different entries/bands, many of whom will be dressed in traditional Caribbean carnival costumes meandering around on our approved parade route. Our concert will begin at 4pm and will run simultaneously with the judging stage. That’s right, we will have two live stages in Bushnell Park this year. Our concert will feature live performances from combination of local, emerging, and international Caribbean talents.
The Street Parade of Bands coupled with the live concert segment in the Bushnell Park will attract thousands of people from around Hartford, CT and beyond. This is your opportunity to connect with the people from various backgrounds.
Become a Vendor Today!
There are Two (2) forms of vendor applications, one for Arts & Crafts, and the other for Food Services. Please select the appropriate application below to download and fill out. Please read and follow the instructions on the applications closely.
We thank you and look forward to your participation & continued support.
Media Release & Event Notice
You may be photographed at any WIIC Hartford event for West Indian Independence Celebration, Inc's promotional purposes. These event photos may be used at WIIC Hartford’s discretion for promotional purposes without your specific written consent and/or without compensation.
You must be 21 or older with valid ID to consume alcohol at certain vendors. WIIC Harford promotes responsible drinking.