July 10, 2012 - Caribbean Heritage Festival to Celebrate Culture

June is National Caribbean Heritage Month

Caribbean Heritage Festival to Celebrate Culture
June is National Caribbean Heritage Month


Tampa, FL – If jerk chicken and steel drums have you dreaming of the islands, you won’t have to go too far to experience it first hand! The Caribbean-American National Development Organization (CANDO), in partnership with the University Area Community Development Corp. (UACDC) present the Tampa Bay Caribbean Heritage Month Festival, Saturday June 30th,  2012 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the University Area Community Center, 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa.

The month of June is recognized as National Caribbean Heritage Month, and is celebrated in major cities across the United States.  The Tampa event will be a combination of Caribbean music performed by DJ’s, local artists and bands, cultural performances by local Caribbean associations, Caribbean food, arts & crafts, and fun for the entire family.

Event Information

 Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012

Entrance: $10.00 donation for adults, kids 12 and under freeTime: 2 – 11 p.m.

Parking: Free

Venue: The University Area Community Center at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa

The event is a fundraiser for UACDC and CANDO, both 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services to the community. CANDO’s goal is to build a community facility that will stand as a home base for the Caribbean population, offering professional, social, and educational support.

For more information, call (813) 505-6683 or visit www.wicando.com or www.uacdconling.org.


 The Caribbean American National Development Organization, Inc. (CANDO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes educational, workforce development, cultural and business programs to the Caribbean community in the Tampa Bay region. To learn more about CANDO, visit www.wicando.com


 The University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc., (UACDC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to improve the economic, educational, and social levels of the more than 40,000 residents of the socially and economically vulnerable University Area community surrounding the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. The UACDC's mission is to professionally spearhead the redevelopment of the University Area, acquire resources, and provide support for revitalization and permanent community sustainability. To learn more about the UACDC, log on at www.UACDConline.org.