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On August 6th 2012 Jamaica celebrates its Jubilee 50th year of Independence. Across South Florida, from West Palm to Miami-Dade there will be Jamaica 50 celebrations.  We have compiled a list of Jamaica Independence celebrations in South Florida. .  You are invited to join the fun and festivities in South Florida. Here are the Jamaica’s 50th Independence events in South Florida. If we missed your event please email us a [email protected]

Jamaica Grand Independence Ball Presented by Caribbean Music Festival
Date: July 28, 2012
Time: 7.00 pm
Where:Hyatt Regency Bonaventure
Address:  250 Racquet Club Road, Weston, FL, 33326
Contact:  Elgeta Thompson-Martin 954-681-1091
Admission: Tickets: $85 (until June 30) $100 after
Guest Speaker: Judge Pamela Appelt
Entertainment by:
– Bare Essential Band
– Mento Band
– Gary Enforcement
Perfomance by: Carimear Cultural Group

The 5th Annual Grace/Western Union “Black Gold & Green Street Jam” Presented by Victoria Mutual Building Society
Date: July 28, 2012
Time: 8:00pm to 3:00am
Where: “JAMAICA VILLAGE” – Club Vault
Address:  2801 Greene Street, Hollywood, FL, 33020
Contact:  Gary Harris (305) 794-8782 or or Mark Swaby (754) 204-6443
Admission: Tickets: Admission: Pre-Sold tickets @ $15.00….(until end of day Friday July 27th) $$ MORE at The Gate: (if any tickets are left) Special Offer Available to Alumni and Charity Associations
Food, Drinks, Outdoor-Street Party Vibes/Indoor Chilling
Dancing and singing to the music of:
Event produced by Trilogy Productions and Illusions disco

Culturama 2012 “Mello-Go-Roun” Presented by Jamaica Awareness Inc.
Date: July 29, 2012
Time: 6pm
Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts
Address:  2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs
Contact:  305-405-2172
Admission: Advance Prices – $30 general seating; $35 Orchestra; $40 Reserved Seating; Kids (under 11) $20
Under the distinguished patronage of Hon. Sandra Grant-Griffiths – Consul General of Jamaica
Performances by:
– Clonmel Culture Club
– Tivoli Dance Troupe
– Glenmuir High School Choir
– Carmier Cultural Group
– Jamindians
– Hatsfield Cultural Group
– Father Easton Lee
– Malachi Smith

Lighting of the Miami Towers in the National Colours of Jamaica
August 3 – 6, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm (All Night)
Where: Downtown Miami
Information: [email protected]

Jamaica’s 50th Independence Children’s Jamboree
Date: August 4th 2012
Time: 10AM – 8PM
Where: Negril, on the Green (Formerly Tavern on the Green)
Address:  316 South 62 Ave, Hollywood, FL
Contact:  954-260-2013
Admission: Free
• Anansi stories
• Free Bounce house
• Free cotton candy
• Free popcorn
• Jamaican / West Indian craft fair
• Book reading – Caribbean children authors Duppy stories
• Children’s dance troupe
• Sack race
• Face painting using Jamaican colors
• Independence Essay competition winner
• Children poetry
• Jamaica folk costume parade
• Jonkoonoo Clowns
• Free Animal farm

Jamaica Premiere Independence Ball presented by Jamaica United Relief Association (JURA)
Date: August 4th 2012
Time: 8:00 pm
Where: Renaissance Hotel,
Address: 1230 South Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33324
Information: [email protected], www.jurainc.org
Admission: $80

Jamaica’s 50th Independence Street Dance
Date: August 4th 2012
Time: 8pm-4am
Where: Truck Stop
Address:  4690 US Highway 27, Weston, 33332
Contact:  305-814-0344
Admission: Presold tickets: $5
Featuring Music by:
– King Waggy Tee
– DJ Dre and friends

Annual Ecumenical Service in recognition of Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence Presented by The Consulate General of Jamaica
Date: August 5th 2012
Time: 4:00 pm
Where: Christian Life Center – Metropolitan Ballroom
Address:  2699 West Commercial Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale
Contact:  305-374-8431 ext. 232 or Email: [email protected]
Admission: Free
Guest Clergy: The Most Rev. Charles Dufour – Archbishop of Kingston

Jamaica’s 50th Independence & Cultural Celebration Presented by LIME
Date: August 5th 2012
Time: Noon
Where: Miramar Regional Park
Address:   16801 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, Florida 33025
Contact:  954-394-0758 or 954-251-1643
Admission: $5 in advance; $12 at the gate
Enjoy a day of Music, Food, Drinks, Lifestyle and History
Performing Live:
– Fab 5
– Sharon Forrester
– Mical Rustle
– Ambelique
– Wayne Wade
– Endel I
– Latty Guzang
– Audley Rollin

Flag Day 2012 – Celebrating Jamaica’s 50th Independence
Date: August 6th 2012
Time: 4pm-8pm
Where: Miramar Town Ceneter
Address:  2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025
Contact:  Consulate of Jamaica 305-374-8431 x 232 Jamaica Awareness 305-405-2712 Duke of Earle Group 954336-6223
Admission: Free

Celebrate Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee at Jungle Island Presented by The Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce & Jungle Island
Date: August 6th 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Jungle Island
Address:  1111 parrot jungle trail miami florida 33132
Contact:  Eddy Edwards – 954.251.1643 Marie Gill – 305.573.3235
Admission: Tickets for the August 12th Celebration at Jungle Island Available online only at www.jungleisland.com

Jamaica 50th Independence Celebration presented by United Sports and Social Club
Date: Sunday, August 12, 2012,
Time: 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Where:  Meyer Amphitheater
Address:  104 Datura St., West Palm Beach, FL, 33410,
Contact:  561-767-7188, 561-601-5208
Admission: $15 in advance, $25 at the gate
United Sports & Social Club presents a fun filled day for the entire family. Gospel music, Cultural Activities and Reggae Music, featuring Ky-Mani Marley, Romain Virgo, U Roy, Tinga Stewart, Roy Rayon, Penincilin, Norris Weir, Joan Myers & Ingrid Tracy. Backing band (except Ky-Mani) Millenium Band.

The Official Jamaica 50 Gala!! – Jamaica “The Journey” Presented by The Consulate General of Jamaica (Miami)
Date: August 18th 2012
Time: 8:00 PM
Where: JW Marriott Marquis Miami – Metropolitan Ballroom
Address:  255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Downtown Miami, FL 33131
Contact:  [email protected]
Admission: Contribution – $150 per person; Premium Seating: $250; The Journey Gala Tables: starting at $1,500
Jubilee celebration & Honors awards under the auspices of the Honorable Sandra Grant-Griffiths, Consul General, Southern USA

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