Caribbean celebration to lively up Lauderdale Lakes

April 24, 2013 by  

The 18th annual Unifest celebration is taking place this May in Lauderdale Lakes. The festival is a presentation of the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition.

Unifest is a celebration of Caribbean culture, and this year’s proceedings will be celebrating the 50th anniversaries of the independence of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. It will feature the music of such artists as TPO and Nigel Lewis, cultural displays, a carnival street parade, a children’s area, arts and crafts booths, plenty of island food, sports tournaments, and even a health and business expo.

With a Caribbean jazz brunch also on offer, featuring Eugene Grey and Randy Corinthian, there should definitely be something to appeal to anyone at Unifest, no matter what their age, and it will be a fun way to learn about Caribbean culture.

Vendors will be no doubt selling Caribbean-inspired arts and crafts and food, perhaps including such items as jewelry, pottery, clothing, prints, and paintings. The health and business expo will allow businesses and organizations from all over the area, including nearby Davie, to showcase their product or services. Many will no doubt be arranging with local printing companies to obtain products like banners, brochures, booklets, and business cards.

Unifest will take place at Vincent Torres Park on May 19 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate, although children aged 10 and under will be admitted free. All proceeds will go to provide educational scholarships. For more information, call 954-634-2472.