The city's two-week MOJA festival will start going full force on Friday night with some culture-rich and fun filled Caribbean street parade and reggae block dance in downtown Charleston.
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Top-left is parade start, bottom-right is end.
The parade begins at Marion Square and will work its way down to the U.S. Customs House at Concord and Market streets.
Here's the description from MOJA:
CARIBBEAN STREET PARADE AND OPENING CEREMONIES – The parade, featuring students from many Charleston County Schools and Charleston Catholic School African drummers and dancers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and members of civic organization winds through the streets of Charleston and culminates behind the U.S. Custom House, the site of the Opening Ceremonies and Reggae Block Dance. 6:00pm. Opening Ceremonies. 7:00pm.
REGGAE BLOCK DANCE – Live music featuring, De Lions of Jah Reggae Band, African drummers and dancers, ethnic foods and international crafts. Approximately 18,000 residents and tourists take part in the festivities. Behind the U.S. Custom House, Concord and S. Market Streets. 7:15pm-11:00pm.
The events are free, and are part of the city's MOJA Festival.