Goombay Coconut Grove Bahamian Festival 8/4-5/12

Goombay Coconut Grove – Bahamian Festival
August 4th and August 5th, 2012, 12 Noon until 8 p.m.
United States
Miami/Bahamas Goombay Street Festival

12 Noon until 8 p.m.
Grand Ave/ Douglas Rd SW 37th Ave
Elizabeth Street
www.goombayfestivalcoconutgrove.com

The Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival is a celebration of culture expression embracing the legacy of a Bahamian-rooted community known as Coconut Grove. Over the years the festival has become a colorful parade of energetic, brightly costumed people dancing to the rhythmic sounds of cowbells, drums, and whistles. Vendors prepare to share their authentic Bahamian and American cuisine in booths that align the streets. The street festival transforms Grand Avenue into a journey across the ocean, creating a perfect harmony of Caribbean culture of the Bahamas and the African American vibe of Miami-Dade County.

The Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival in Coconut Grove, Inc. is dedicated to recognizing, promoting and educating the residents of Miami-Dade County as well as the tourists about the rich Bahamian and American Heritage and what makes this such a unique and positive blend. The Festival is held to bring about unity and bridge a cultural gap by building communities through the understanding of each other’s likenesses and differences.

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