Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine April 2016 - Page 145

ST. VINCENT the Grenadines and CALENDAR OF EVENTS July . August . September 2016 JULY AUGUST July 4 Emancipation Month Carnival Monday - Vincy Mas’ Jouvert. An early morning street jump-up, with accompanying music. T-Shirt Jump-Up great stree jump-up in the afternoon and into the evening, with accompanying music July 5 Carnival Tuesday - Mardi Gras Mas’ Bands parade on stage at Carnival City (Victoria Park), competing for the BAnd of the Year Award and then proceed onto the streets of Kingstown, the island’s capital. July 9 Bequia Annual Fisherman’s Day Competition Contact Bequia Tourism Association bequiatourism@vincysurf.com (784) 458-3286 August 1 Emancipation Day Festivities Events to commemmorate the abolotion of slavery Breadfruit Festival during the month of August Various food fair presentations throughout the island showcasing a variety of dishes that can be made from the breadfruit. There are also mini exhibitions explaining the potential uses of the plant. Contact the Ministry of Culture urban@vincysurf.com (784) 451-2180 SEPTEMBER Dance Festival 2016 Competitive dance competition. Contact the Ministry of Culture urban@vincysurf.com (784) 451-2180 July 29 - August 1 Canouan Carnival Lobster Season Opens 141