Pensacola Beach’s Jamaican Festival
Pensacola Beach’s Jamaican Festival Will ‘Stir It Up’ This Labor Day Weekend
By: Kelly Woodard
Bamboo Willies and the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce wants to make every little thing alright this Labor Day weekend as they present the 2014 Jamaican Festival Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 29th through August 31st.
The festival will feature an all-star lineup of reggae favorites like Rising Lion, Glory Band, Heritage Band, Jaguar Band, Morning Fatty, and Tree House. In addition to fantastic music, the festival will include a merchant sidewalk filled with one of a kind art, jewelry and more.
Make sure to try some of the best Jamaican food outside of the mother land at one of the many booths serving the traditional cuisine of the island. Foodies can expect to enjoy such specialties as Jerk Chicken, Conch Fritters, Fish Stew, Curry Shrimp, and much more. Red Stripe, Jamaica’s official beer, will be on hand to keep the party jumping with drink specials and Red Stripe gear all weekend long.
A kid’s zone will be set up and will include face painting, arts and craft stations, and dance lessons for those who want to learn how to shake it like a true Jamaican. There will also be races and fun activities for kids of all ages throughout the day.
Celebrate the end of a fantastic summer with a Fireworks Extravaganza on Saturday night on the boardwalk.
Don’t forget to join Bamboo Willie’s Annual Anything That Floats and Bathtub Races on Sunday, August 31st beginning at noon. Cheer on your favorite team of redneck engineers while you sip tropical cocktails and sway along to a steel drum band. Stick around for the Miss Jamaican Festival Bikini Contest at 5 pm.
All proceeds will benefit the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce.
For a complete lineup of events or for more information, visit www.pensacolabeachchamber.com or call 850-932-1500.