Host an annual Caribbean style carnival and parade each year. COOJI invites participation from various cultural groups, high schools, colleges, and civic organizations around the First Coast. The Carnival parade showcases costumes from around the Caribbean, native dance, and the sweet sound of calypso and steel drums heard throughout the Caribbean. The Carnival parade culminates in a Festival in the park featuring live bands, cultural performances, and vendors providing food, and showcasing artwork, music, and various other goods. Jacksonvilleâ€™s carnival is becoming one of Floridaâ€™s most well known Caribbean carnivals, drawing participants from around the state, Georgia, and other Eastern Coast states.
Participates in World of Nations sponsored by the City of Jacksonville. COOJIâ€™s members provide information on selected countries and showcases food and art from those Caribbean countries.
Provides forums for people of Caribbean origin and those interested in the culture to come together for dialogue and to get to know each other in an environment open to the exchange of ideas and opinions.