Looking for something different to do with the entire family that’s fun and educational at the same time? The Caribbean Extravaganza taking place on Saturday, March 31st, at the WIAA Hall, is a FREE event hosted by the Caribbean Cultural & Carnival Organization (CCCO). Seminars will be held focusing on the history and culture of all the Caribbean nations, and soccer demonstrations and other activities are planned.
The CCCO is a non-profit 501.c3 organization that is responsible for holding the annual International Caribbean Festival & Parade that took place at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit every second weekend in August. Due to tough economic impact and other issues, the carnival and parade did not happen this past year.
This year, the newly elected President, Ms. Loraine Chue, and executive board are leading the way in improving the organization’s image and increase name recognition. The Caribbean Extravaganza, the brain-child of newly elected Vice-President, Richard Parris, is the first event of the year designed to reach out to the citizens of Detroit and show its dedication to the community.
What’s a West Indian function without some real authentic West Indian food? Guests will be able to purchase tickets to sample some of the ethnic dishes and beverages featured in the Caribbean Taste Fest.
After a day of learning, eating, and basking in the rich Caribbean culture, put the kids to bed, and return in the evening for the Caribbean Unity Dance. DJ Music will be provided by Detroit’s Soca Sound, WD, and Detroit’s top-rated Reggae/Dancehall Sound, Infinity.
The Caribbean Extravaganza is guaranteed to be a good time as well as enriching experience for the city of Detroit, the Caribbean community, and our youth, and an opportunity to get to know the CCCO.
West Indian American Hall (WIAA)
2015 E. 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48234
Saturday, March 31st
Caribbean Extravaganza: FREE, 1pm – 7pm
Caribbean Unity Dance: $5, 9pm – 2am