Welcome to the VCACA, Inc. – The Home of CaribFest; the greatest Caribbean cultural show in Virginia.

I am Mike Forde, and as President/CEO of the organization, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to our official website, designed to be your all-access cultural pass to everything Caribbean in the Hampton Roads, Virginia region.

CaribFest is our premiere cultural fundraising event and the VCACA, Inc. has made it the utmost responsibility to work equitably with various stakeholder and special interest groups to develop CaribFest as a viable enterprise for the future.

What this means is that for over the last ten years, we have provided for, and preserved the various artistic and cultural segments that comprise of the Caribbean culture.

Along with my colleagues on the Board of Directors, the management and staff, all of whom continually provide expert guidance and unwavering support, I am confident that as CaribFest continues to evolve, it will become an economic and social benefits to the Norfolk region, as well as enhancing residents’ participation and sustaining a positive quality of life in the community, so too shall our team evolve in step, to take up the mantle of transitioning CaribFest well into the 21st Century.

The VCACA, Inc. is committed to doing our part as we support, inspire and remind our community, and the State, of who we are, where we come from, where we are going. We are proud to be at the forefront of this paradigm shift in redefining and preserving our diverse cultural legacy.

At the end of the day, we believe that our community shall be all the stronger, brighter, and more unique, as visitor and local alike can enjoy the cultural traditions of old, the experiences of the present, and the promises and potential of the future.

Welcome again, to the Official Home of CaribFest, Norfolk VA.