The grounds of the National Arena will be transformed into the Jamaica 57 Independence Festival Village as it has been designated the cultural hub for the 2019 Independence celebratory activities.
The independence celebrations will take place under the theme, “Jamaica 57 – One Nation… One People”, the free Independence Festival Village and paid nightly entertainment shows promise an exciting and thrilling experience for all Jamaicans and visitors alike.
The Village will be open with free admission from Thursday, August 1 to Tuesday, August 6, beginning at 12 noon daily and will feature activities for the entire family including live performances, promotional booths, and displays, exhibitions, a food court, a Kiddies Village with rides and other attractions.
While the paid nightly shows, which will run from August 1 to August 4 are Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Grand Coronation – Thursday, August 1, World Reggae Dance Championship – Friday, August 2, Mello-Go-Roun’ – Saturday, August 3 and Jamaica Gospel Song Grand Final – Sunday, August 4. All nightly shows will be live-streamed on the JCDC’s website: www.jcdc.gov.jm.
Presold tickets may be purchased from the JCDC Head Office at 3-5 Phoenix Ave, Kingston 10, between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm daily and at the Independence Village at the JCDC’s booth between 12 noon and 5:00 pm daily.
Tickets may also be purchased at the following Fontana Pharmacy locations: Barbican, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Savana La Mar, and Mandeville.
Jamaicans at home and abroad are also being encouraged to join in the Independence festivities by participating in this year’s Festival Fashion theme: “Roots and Culture” by wearing outfits inspired by their cultural heritage.