OWA Announces 2nd Annual Caribbean Day on Saturday, Aug. 7

Vendors and sidewalk chalk artists are invited to join in on the fun

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Posted 7/15/21

FOLEY – Celebrate the island life at OWA with a festival paying respects to Caribbean heritage and culture. The 2nd Annual Caribbean Day will feature a live art competition, music, vendors, drum …

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OWA Announces 2nd Annual Caribbean Day on Saturday, Aug. 7

Vendors and sidewalk chalk artists are invited to join in on the fun

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FOLEY – Celebrate the island life at OWA with a festival paying respects to Caribbean heritage and culture. The 2nd Annual Caribbean Day will feature a live art competition, music, vendors, drum clinics, stilt walkers and kids’ activities. This free event will take place from 4 - 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7 in Downtown OWA.

Live music from Dex Daley and JAM-X will play on the OWA Island Stage from 4 - 6:30 p.m. Grab a seat on the OWA Island Amphitheater, and enjoy their unique blend of reggae, ska and Caribbean roots music featuring steel drums. The Defrosters will close out the live music for the evening, playing from 8:30 - 10 p.m.

Calling all vendors! OWA is looking for arts & crafts vendors to join in on the fun. Arts & crafts vendor spaces are only $30, and vendors are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through July 23.

A highlight of the event is the live sidewalk chalk art competition. Categories include both Pro and Youth, and OWA will give away cash prizes for the top three picks in each division. Interested artists may submit their artwork as an application. Artwork submissions will be accepted through July 28.

Guests can mingle their way through the many activities set up throughout Downtown OWA. Kid’s activities will include hair braiding, pineapple bowling, a hula hoop contest, sand art, and a photo wall! Complimentary brewed Mango Tango or Blue Raspberry Crush tea will be available while supplies last between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at The Spice & Tea Exchange.

Downtown OWA is the destination for everyone’s shopping, dining, and entertainment needs! For more information on this growing event and to learn more about other new Downtown additions like Gravity Island Watersports, Rum Island, or El Diablo, head to VisitOWA.com.