August 15, 2012
Next Up In PECO’s Multicultural Series At Penn’s Landing Is The 26th Annual Caribbean Festival, Set For This Sunday, August 19
The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing will transform into a celebration of Jamaica’s and the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago’s 50th Anniversary of Independence, this Sunday, August 19, 2012 from noon-8 p.m.
The 26th Annual Caribbean Festival will be packed with tasty food, music, dancing and crafts. The free festival is part of the 2012 PECO Multicultural Series at Penn’s Landing.
Caribbean island-style performances include Mafalda and Company with a drumming performance; the Kuumba Dancers; Kenny Sykes, who will perform a Caribbean rendition of the national anthem; the Soca sounds of Cocoa Scorpion, Mista David and Hefla Nyah; plus gospel, spoken word, jazz music, R&B, reggae bands and plenty of interactive dancing.
Tempting island cuisine will include fish cakes, codfish fritters, Jamaican jerk-chicken and hard-dough bread, curried goat and Trinidadian Roti.
Knock back local beverages like Caribbean Kola Champagne, Sorrell, Caribbean Ade, Carrot juice and Mauby drink. Refreshing fruit, such as mango, water coconut, sugar cane, guinnep will also be available.
This year’s event will also feature the steel drum band Pan Stars along with a Caribbean Culture booth featuring information sessions on such topics about the various islands, religion and fashion. A Caribbean Children’s Village will ofer story-telling, face-painting and more.
Take a trip to the Caribbean with this flavorful festival; no airfare needed.
Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing
When: Sunday, August 19, noon-8 p.m.
Where: Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street
More info: www.delawareriverevents.com