The Jamaica 56 Independence Village will carry “Curry come Uptown” with the annual Augus’ Mawnin Market, bright and early on Emancipation Day, Wednesday, August 1. Opening at 6:00 am, the market will allow patrons from far and wide to experience reasonably-priced, fresh, produce on sale in the Independence Village at the National Stadium.
“This genuine, Jamaican shopping experience will see the Independence Village transformed into a vibrant market place, showcasing the rich offerings of Jamaica’s farmers.” said Orville Hill, Interim Executive Director at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).
He continued. “In addition to the fresh produce, the market will also have breakfast on sale and live entertainment to keep patrons busy while they shop.”
Hill also noted that in addition to the Augus’ Mawnin Market, the day’s activities will continue with the opening of the Independence Village at noon which features live performances, promotional booths and displays, a food court, a Kiddies Village and rides and other attractions including specular exhibitions by Institute of Jamaica and the National Library of Jamaica amongst others. The day will also end with the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Grand Coronation providing the night’s entertainment at 8:00 p.m.
Augus’ Mawnin Market is sponsored by: CHASE Fund, Tourism Enhancement Fund, Norman Manley International Airport, Airport Authority of Jamaica, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority and the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation.