Caribbean Village returns to Lauderhill

(L-R) Founder of the Galleon Foundation Lindell Douglas, Broward Commissioner Barbara Sharief and her husband Commissioner Maxell Chambers at l last year's staging of Caribbean Village (Uriah Bennett photo)

Event to showcase Caribbean cultures

South Floridians are in for a treat from the islands this summer, when the Caribbean Village rolls into the City of Lauderhill.  Set for Sunday June 26th at the Lauderhill Sports Park, the event intends to highlight the unique characteristics found within the many cultures of the Caribbean.

In its second staging, the event promises to be more spectacular than its inaugural showing last year, showcasing the very best of Caribbean culture from diverse islands at this Music, Arts, Food and Wellness Festival.

“The Caribbean Village is yet another project produced by the Galleon Foundation aimed at highlighting and educating the community about the rich Caribbean Heritage,” says event founder, Lindell Douglas of the Galleon Foundation. “Parents can bring their children to this event to learn more about their brothers’ and sisters’ culture from other islands. It will be a fun filled day for the entire family”

Commissioner for the City of Lauderhill Howard Berger will perform hosting duties while patrons enjoy the myriad of offerings within the village, including arts and crafts displays, a grand welcome parade, a cook-off competition, a kidz zone, diverse Caribbean dishes, live entertainment, and even a health and wellness pavilion. No matter what, there will be something for every member of the family to enjoy.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at eventebrite.com and are going for $20 presold $25 at the gate. Not a bad price tag considering the multitude of options being presented.  No island time here, as the promoters are promising a prompt start time of 3pm.  If you were looking for a fun spot to take the family in South Florida this summer, The Galleon Foundation’s Caribbean Village Music, Art, Food and Wellness festival is a great option.

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