• Caribbean Heritage Festival at University Area Community Center

    Tampa, Fla. – In celebration of National Caribbean Heritage Month, the University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC) and the Caribbean-American National Development Organization (CANDO) will present the 7th Annual Tampa Bay Caribbean Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at University Park, 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa, 33613.


    Festivities will include cultural experiences such as an Indian fashion show, African drumming presentation and Caribbean Dance Fitness demonstrations, as well as Haitian, Puerto Rican and Dominican dance performances. Fragrant and delectable island cuisine will be sure to tantalize the senses, while the all-island artwork on display will serve as a feast for the eyes.


    Headlining the evening, Caribbean music will be performed by Jah Movement Reggae Band, Tropical Groove Jazz Band and, from St. Lucia, Soca sensation – Teddyson John. International disc jockeys DJ Spice and DJ Baboo will spin the hottest Caribbean tunes as well.


    The entrance donation fee is $10 for adults, while children 10 and under enter for free.


    This event is a fundraiser for UACDC and CANDO, both 501(c) (3) organizations who provide much needed services to the community.


    About University Area CDC

    University Area CDC offers support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about University Area CDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, visit www.uacdc.org or call 813.558.5212.


    About CANDO

    CANDO promotes educational, workforce development, cultural and business programs to the Caribbean community in the Tampa Bay region. CANDO’s latest goal is to build a community facility that will stand as a home base for the Caribbean population, offering professional, social and educational support. For more information, call 813.774.5855 or visit www.wicando.com.