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CARIFESTA XIV

Grande Riviere Community Festival

Date:
Thursday 22nd August, 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
St. Andrew/ St. David

The Community Festivals will offer captivating expeditions to demonstrate the life, customs, and cultures of various communities within Trinidad and Tobago. The food, craft, music, dance and the heritage of these locations will be the highlight. The delegations will have an opportunity to perform at locations across Trinidad and Tobago.

Grande Riviere is a rural village situated on the north coast of Trinidad. It derived its name from the large river which runs through it, meeting the sea. For bathers, this offers the opportunity to combine sea bathing with river swimming in the same beautiful location.

The area has also become known for its bird watching opportunities; the home to such species as the endangered Blue-throated Piping-Guan (Pawi), Crimson-crested Woodpecker, and Swallow-tailed Kite. It is also a primary nesting ground for a large number of Leatherback turtles.

Grande Riviere activities:

  • Fair at the Recreation Ground where various aspects of Turtle Conservation and Cocoa Production will be on display
  • Nature Trails to the Cocoa Estates
  • Dancing the Cocoa
  • Pulling in the nets from the fishing boats as they come ashore with the day’s catch.
  • Boat rides around the pristine waters of North Coast
  • A cultural show highlighting the talents of the inhabitants of the North Coast

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CARIFESTA XIV Secretariat
Cor. Jerningham Avenue Ave and Queen's Park East
Port-of-Spain
1 (868) 463-6619
carifesta2019@gmail.com