ANTIGUA & BARBUDA 32ND INDEPENDENCE ACTIVITIES Wednesday 30th October 2013
Celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Antigua & Barbuda’s Independence with us, as we have countless events happening as we lead up to, and after the big day on Friday November 1st. Independence Day on Friday is a Public Holiday and there will be lots to watch and join in to, along with an array of local dishes and delicacies available for purchase around the island.
National Independence Homecoming Celebrations have been organized, with National Dress Day, the National Dress Parade and Day of Flag and Independence Homecoming Banquet set for Thursday 31st October, followed by the Ceremonial Parade, Food Fair, Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Panache on Friday in the islands capital, St John’s City. Saturday and Sunday are “Antigua Then” Days and the Independence Fashion Show is scheduled for Sunday evening. Check out the full official schedule here.
Apart from official national festivity, private businesses are joining in the celebrations with special dining options and sporting events.
Dining & Live Music…
Indulge in an Independence Dinner hosted by Coconut Grove on Friday evening, with succulent local dishes throughout the special three-course menu set for the evening. Gather friends and family and reserve a table for local treats as you dine on the beachfront.
Cecilia’s will celebrate our Independence all weekend, offering their A La Carte Menu with specials from Thursday through to Monday. Try out specials like Pumpkin Soup, Lobster, Red Snapper, Pepper Pot and more.
Join the team at Russell’s this Friday for their first ever Seafood Fest Friday with Happy Hour and Live music, starting off at 4:00 pm with specials on drinks and food. Happy Hour lasts until 8:00 pm, which is when the Survivors Reggae Band hits the stage for a live performance, followed by DJ Undercover on the decks after. Come down to drink, dance and dine on succulent seafood like Conch Fritters, Cockles, Smoked Salmon and much more.
City View Hotel celebrates with a fully local lunch menu at their Sapodilla Restaurant this Friday, featuring Ling Fish and Chop Up, Stew Conch, Curry Goat and more, including side dishes like Duccana and many others.
Get your dancing shoes on and come out to Mad Mongoose to celebrate the holiday on Friday Night with the Axis Band performing live from 10:00 pm. You can also catch the 3 Cylinder Band there on Tuesday as well.
The Best of Books is holding an Independence Sale, offering books at discounts from 10% to 30% and some for EC$10 with a special offer to buy 10 for half price at EC$50!
An Independence Sale is on at Exotic Antigua as well, with prices starting as low as EC$15. They have linen galore, with tops, blouses, skirts, pants, dresses and much more on sale until stocks last.
Townhouse Megastore is hosting a Buy One, get 50% off sale from Monday 4th to Saturday 9th November. Stop by and take advantage of huge discounts on household items.
It’s the Independence Tennis Mens Open this Friday, taking place at the Halcyon Tennis Club. The tournament is based on the Round Robin Format, with Knockout Draw.
Sunday November 3rd is set for the 2nd Annual Independence Sprint Duathlon and will consist of Road and Mountain Bike sections and a Walk and Run section. Check out the details here and sign up if you are interested in joining in.
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