Broward Mall in Plantation will honor Caribbean heritage and the diaspora with Colors of Caribe, a free family-friendly festival celebrating Caribbean culture, dancing, food, and music, on June 25 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Colors of Caribe will kick off at the Island Space Caribbean Museum, located at the mall’s east entrance, with the Anancy Festival, named for Anansy the Spider, the West African folklore trickster and a popular character throughout Caribbean culture. Children will enjoy a talent show, participate in West Indian games, interact with various cultural characters, and play beloved island games like jacks and marbles. Adults are welcome to try their hands at traditional Caribbean pastimes like Ludo, dominoes, and cards on the museum’s patio.
Enjoy music by the Cuban Trio at 1:30 p.m.; Melo Groove Steel Orchestra in the Dillard’s wing at 2:30 p.m.; the Dynamic Rhythms Tassa Drummers in the JCPenney wing at 3:30 p.m.; multiple Caribbean DJs; and Bahamian singer/songwriter Julien Believe in the JCPenney wing at 3:45 p.m. In addition, shoppers can visit the Center Court to enjoy hair braiding demonstrations by Paul Mitchell The School, followed by special offers from Caribbean dining options, like Cedeños Cuban Café and Jerk Grill Express.
“Broward Mall invites the community to celebrate the diversity of the Caribbean culture and enjoy an afternoon filled with a mesmerizing mix of food, music and entertainment for the entire family,” said Maggie Anzardo, marketing and business development manager at Broward Mall.
To learn more about Colors of Caribe and a complete schedule of events, click here.