Miami Bahamas Goombay Festival - Event Details
Date: June 08 , 2013 to June 09, 2013
Times: Times vary.
Location: Coconut Grove in Miami Florida, Grand Ave/Douglas Rd (S.W. 37 Avenue) through Margaret Street, in Coconut Grove
Admission: Free to attend.
The annual Miami Bahamas Goombay Festival is an event that celebrates the settlement of the Bahamian people in Coconut Grove, Florida, from the 1800s. Bahamians came to Coconut Grove in the 1800s looking for jobs and a home for their families.
The festival features authentic Bahamian food and a variety of activities and events. A historical luncheon, Bahamian dance performances, live Bahamian music, costume parade, Gospel service, and a Gospel feast are a few festivities you can enjoy. The Goombay Festival is designed to preserve and educate the public on the American Bahamian rich heritage and traditions.
The Street Festival transforms Grand Avenue into a Caribbean culture with a Bahamas flavor.