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ABFC ANNOUNCES CHANGE TO INDEPENDENCE CALENDAR
October 24th 2018
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
The annual Independence Fashion Show has been postponed until January 2019.
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NATIONAL DRESS DAY COMPETITION
October 27th 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission is seeking the full participation of all Antiguans and Barbudans on National Dress day.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
October 18th 2017
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
One Hundred Volunteers are needed to assist with the Independence clean up efforts on Barbuda slated for October 25th.
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INDEPENDENCE APP LAUNCHED
October 24th 2016
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
Download the official App of Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission and watch the live events of Antigua and Barbuda 35th Independence Celebrations.
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INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY CALYPSO COMPETITION
September 8th 2016
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
Register by September 16th at the Antigua & Barbuda Festivals Commission for the 35th Independence Anniversary Calypso Competition.
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SUBMIT IDEAS FOR INDEPENDENCE THEME
September 8th 2016
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
The Antigua & Barbuda Festival Commission is asking members of the public to submit ideas for this year's 35th Independence Anniversary theme.
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WADADLI BEER INDEPENDENCE CALYPSO FINALISTS
October 30th 2015
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals wishes to announce the Finalists for this year’s Wadadli Beer Independence Calypso Competition.
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INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS LAUNCHED
October 26th 2015
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
Antigua and Babruda Festivals Commission successfully hosted the 34th Independence Anniversary Celebration Launch.
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VENDOR REGISTRATION ONGOING
October 9th 2015
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
For the National Food Fair, National Youth Rally, and Junior Panorama Competition.
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INDEPENDENCE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
October 5th 2015
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
The 34th Anniversary of Independence activities has been announced by the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA INDEPENDENCE THEME
August 19th 2015
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
The public is welcome to submit a theme to be used for Antigua and Barbuda's 34th Independence. Submission deadline is August 31.
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A & B 33RD INDEPENDENCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
October 23rd 2014
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
The ABFC is pleased to release the official schedule of events for our 33rd Anniversary of Independence.
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2014 INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS
October 2nd 2014
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
As we look forward our 33rd Independence in Antigua and Barbuda, we anticipate an array of activities highlighting the core of Antiguan and Barbudan culture and heightening the sense of civic pride.
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INDEPENDENCE HOMECOMING CELEBRATIONS 2013 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
October 29th 2013
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
Events scheduled for the 32nd Independence of Antigua & Barbuda
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31ST ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL AWARDEES
November 6th 2012
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
List of persons who received national awards as part of Antigua & Barbuda’s 31st anniversary of Independence celebrations.
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NATIONAL DRESS PARADE SETS EXCITING TONE FOR 31ST INDEPENDENCE
October 26th 2012
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
The streets of St. John’s will spring alive this Friday with an imaginative and colourful spectacle of national pride.
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INDEPENDENCE MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA FOR ELDERLY
October 16th 2012
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
Programme For the Elderly Seeks To Bridge Historical Gaps
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CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION FACILITATES A PLAYWRIGHTING COURSE
January 24th 2011
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
The Drama Department within the Cultural Development Division presents a seven (7) week course in Playwrighting for persons 17 years of age and over, facilitated by the Drama Coordinator, Mr. Owen Jackson, graduate of Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica.
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SEAFOOD FIESTA GRILL-OFF COMPETITION RECEIVING SIGNIFICANT RESPONSE
October 28th 2010
Annual Seafood Festival
The call for chefs to register participation for the upcoming second annual Post Independence Seafood –Fiesta, grill –off competition set for the Urlings Wharf, November 7th, 2010, is receiving significant response from the culinary community.
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HOMECOMING FASHION SHOW
October 21st 2010
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
Come 24th October at 7:30pm the Multipurpose Centre comes alive with a grand fashion showcase featuring twelve (12) local fashion designers and highlighting leading Vincentian fashion designer Kimone Baptiste.
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PAPPY SHOW
October 21st 2010
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
Pappy Show is a visual feast of creative talent in commemoration of the 29th anniversary of the country’s independence. A cast of 80 models with 12 designers including makeup/body painting artists, hairstylists, dancers, soca performers have come together to showcase Antigua fashion and Caribbean style on Sunday 31st October at the Multipurpose Centre at 7:30 pm.
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SEAFOOD FIESTA EMPHASIZES SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD
October 14th 2010
Annual Seafood Festival
As the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing & the Environment, continue to promote sustainable Livelihood, fisher-folks, vendors and residents, turned –out in their numbers, Sunday ( Nov. 7th ) at the Urlings Wharf to celebrate in the abundance and variety of seafood offered, at the Seafood Fiesta.
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SEAFOOD FESTIVAL REVIEW
October 13th 2010
Annual Seafood Festival
The Ministry Of Agriculture, Lands, Housing & the Environment on Sunday, successfully staged, its seafood Fiesta at the Urlings Fisheries Complex.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TO LAUNCH 29TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS IN GRAND STYLE
September 15th 2010
Antigua & Barbuda Independence Festival
under the banner Antigua and Barbuda - One Family celebrating our youth, the 29th Annual Independence celebrations will be launched on Thursday.
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