South Florida’s annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival has postponed its 2021 staging due to COVID-19 concerns in the state.
The festival was slated for November 14 in Miramar. But in a statement released on Thursday, the organizers say it is in the best interest of everyone involved to postpone the event due to the current COVID-19 conditions in Florida.
“The health and safety of the community is our top priority”, stated Abdul Muhsin, Chairman of the Festival’s Board of Directors.
“Current conditions are not conducive for us to deliver a safe and pleasant patron experience, that meets our quality standards with confidence. As a good corporate citizen, we could not, in fair conscience, stage the event and place the health of our patrons, staff and sponsors at risk.”
The festival will be rescheduled, for a date in 2022, which will be announced, as soon as, the team is confident that conditions are favorable for staging a safe and enjoyable festival.
Alternately, for 2021, the management team is currently looking into hosting small-scale events that capture the spirit of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Updates will be provided through the media as well as on the festival’s website (www.jerkfestival.com) and social media channels, as they become available.