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THE 7th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL "CARIBFEST"
Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
HAMPTON ROADS BIGGEST AND ONLY CARIBBEAN SUMMER FESTIVAL!
THE 7th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL "CARIBFEST" AT TOWN POINT PARK, DOWNTOWN NORFOLK ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012
Norfolk comes alive with the only Caribbean Summer Festival "CaribFest!" This year's theme is "Uniting and Educating People Together in Culture" at Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. Come celebrate and experience a dazzling fusion of colors, creativity, music, masquerades and incredible art that resonates with the infectious tropical rhythmic sounds of REGGAE, the exciting beat of CALYPSO, SALSA, SOCA, ZOUK and other Caribbean music. This is a day of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer!
CaribFest is no ordinary festival! It is a vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture. One of its main highlights is the STEELPAN music and the many practitioners of this remarkable art form. Enjoy the colorful Parade portion of the Festival including stilt dancers, elaborate costumes and folklore characters. Live authentic Caribbean performances will take place on stage throughout the Festival. Visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savor Caribbean hospitality, culture, heritage and mouthwatering Caribbean food and much more...truly something for everyone!
When and Where?
Friday, August 10 - To kick-off CaribFest, come aboard the Spirit of Norfolk for a "J'Ouvert Cruise" Caribbean style from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am. Tickets can be purchased at http://caribfestboatride2k12.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, August 11 - Gates open @ 11:00 a.m. and the fun starts at 11:00 a.m. at Town Point Park where there will be a Steel Pan Jamboree and live bands. The fun continues with a Masquerade/Costume parade similar to Mardi Gras featuring fabulous costumes with influences from the Caribbean and Rio de Janeiro. The parade starts at Harbor Park at 12:00 p.m. (noon) and terminates at Town Point Park. Then enjoy authentic Caribbean music at its finest. Live Performances by internationally known and local artists until 10:00 p.m. Bring your folding chairs and umbrellas.
Who Should Attend?
The CaribFest Festival will appeal to the entire family. We have entertainment for the young (Kids Corner) and the young at heart alike.
NO COOLERS ALLOWED INTO THE PARK!!!!
Admission: General Admission $10, Children 6-12 years $5 and Kids 5 years and under are FREE. Tickets can be purchased online at virginiacaribfest2k12.eventbrite.com or at the gate on the day of the event.
For your parking convenience, unlimited self-parking access of $5.00 will be provided at the Dominion Towers if your reservation is made with
Contact: For further information, contact Event Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org; (757)766.0532 or Abby @ (757) 287-1539.
When & Where
Virginia Caribbean American Cultural Association
The Virginia Caribbean-American Cultural Association Inc. (VCACA), is a community-based, visual and performing cultural arts, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We are committed to educating and developing our communities, particularly our youth, through effective outreach programs that broaden cultural experiences, awareness and enrichment of people of all ethnicities and origins. We recognize that exposure to higher education, the performing arts, and youth development tools, helps develop life-long learners who more readily adapt to and succeed in a rapidly changing environment.
We offer a variety of programs that serve low-income community members of every age and background in the Virginia Tidewater area. Our primary mission is to bridge the literacy gap both educationally and culturally, and support other social programs, such as Meals-on-Wheels, the Boys and Girls Club, Int’l Children's Festival, Old Dominion University for the boys of Sudan, and provide school supplies to children of Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Suffolk areas.
It’s our belief that if we all come together in unity, we can achieve anything….and it’s the reason for our Motto: “Together We Achieve"