Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 26

EVENTS ANTIGUA & BARBUDA POPULATION 440 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE Eastern Caribbean Dollar (1 US dollar equals 2.67 Eastern Caribbean Dollars ) Antigua & Barbuda Mango Pineapple Culinary Competition Unique, mouth-watering dishes are prepared by competing chefs during this event. SIZE 89,985 (2013) English JUNE 29 - JULY 1 JULY 7 - 8 Antigua & Barbuda Mango Festival St. John’s This is an annual festival with workshops, live entertainment, sale of fruits and plants and exciting activities including the Magic Mango Menu Culinary competition which is a competion among the island’s leading resort chefs, creating delectable mango- themed dishes. 280 C / 820 F JULY 27 - AUGUST 7 61st Antigua Carnival Celebrations The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival. AUGUST 4 The ‘Buy Local’ Arts and Craft Street Fair At this street fair, art and craft vendors proudly display their products for sale to both locals and tourists. Some of the island’s best artisan products can be found here. August 12 Urlings Seafood Festival A celebration of the island’s abundant seafood with a variety of seafood dishes on sale, live entertainment, music, other food, arts and craft. SEPTEMBER 27-28 Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament and Seafood Festival www.antiguabarbudasportsfishing.com Photo Credit: Sheila P.