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Broward County’s Oldest Caribbean Festival Is Celebrating 23 Years
Many Islands One People, an Infusion of Caribbean and American Culture
Lauderdale Lakes, FL. (May 4, 2017) – Caribbean Nationals in Broward gears up to celebrate the annual Unifest event, which promised to be a spectacular and
diverse array of the many Islands. The 23rd annual Unifest which coincides with June Caribbean Heritage month will highlight the Virgin Island as they
celebrate 100 years of separation from Denmark.
“This year’s event and our ‘Many Islands One People’ theme is a fitting way to share our culture, music, art, food and way of life”, says Mayor Hazelle
Rogers. UNIFEST kicks off with the Netball and Soccer sports day on Saturday May 20th from 5-10pm at the Lauderhill Sports Park. CASA Football tournament
will have teams vie for the Hazelle Rogers Challenge Trophy and the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition will sponsor the Barbara Robinson-Sinclair
trophy for the Saints/NYSA Netball Tournament.
On Sunday May 21st from 12 noon to 11pm, the sights and sounds of the Caribbean comes alive at Vincent Torres Park in Lauderdale Lakes – featuring a cultural
explosion, carnival style parade, celebration of countries with the parade of flags presentation featuring Haiti and celebrating Haitian flag day, battle of
the marching bands, with visiting band from Jamaica, kid’s corner featuring storytelling, Florida Lottery Caribbean Heritage essay competition, cultural
display of artifacts, arts and crafts and domino. Unifest also features a health and business expo, Caribbean Consuls Village and the Caribbean Bar answering
immigration questions. “Unifest also extends to Our Caribbean Heritage cultural displays at the Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill & the African American Research
libraries, that’s the uniqueness of this event”, boast Chairman Mario Zamora.
UNIFEST concert will kick off with the popular Teen Sensation competition showcasing the talents of teens 14-19 years.
Concert under the Stars follows with
the likes of Romain Virgo, Singing Melody, IKAYA, Terry Lyons, Prophet Benjamin, Phil Watkins and Arria the 2016 Teen Sensation winner.
UNIFEST is presented by the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition in partnership with the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce, the City of
Lauderdale Lakes and Broward Community and Family Health Centers. Sponsored in part by the Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, Broward County
Visitors and Convention Bureau, Comcast, Donnas Restaurant, FPL, Bank of America, Enterprise Holdings, Bank United, RAVE, American International Realty,
Broward meats and WestWay Towing,
For more information about the 23rd annual UNIFEST and the lineup of activities visit http://www.unifestlive.org or call (954) 326-2399