The cultural extravaganza begins today at the National Stadium, as Guyana Festival day one kicks off with a hair-raising parachute show from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) at 16:30h.
Come see the brave soldiers as they drop from hundreds of feet in the air, expertly manoeuvring to land in the centre of the stadium field.
Following this fantastic show, the National Concert will commence at 17:00h and this will showcase a spectacular depiction of Guyanese music, dance and drama representative of the fusion of our six cultures.
The National Concert, to be held under the theme ‘Myths and Legends …Sweet, Sweet Guyana’ is just one element of an action-packed weekend planned for 8th, 9th and 10th of August; a host of other events and attractions will be taking place at the Stadium, including live music, kids zone with complete with Coney Island and daily displays of art and craft.
Other highlights of the three day festivities include a National Cook out, a Celebrity Tent – Come and meet outstanding Guyanese Personalities, Demonstration Tent – Come and lend your hand at local talents , and a Storytelling Tent – Come and listen to old folklore such as Old Higue, Jumbie, Masacura Man, Moon Gazer.
Take a stroll down memory lane, back to ‘boyhood days’ as you revel in the smells, tastes and sights sure to tug at the nostalgic strings in your hearts.
Never before has there been such a grand event that depicts all aspects of Guyanese culture and celebrating all generations of Guyanese artistes and men and women who have made Guyana proud. The Guyana National Stadium at Providence is the place to be this weekend!
Sponsors for this unique event include, Courts, GTT, Digicel, Caricom Bottling Inc, China Trading, Mohamed Enterprise , New Thriving , Bai Shan Ling, New GPC, Jiffi Lubes, Sterling , Golden Brook, BK, Windsor Estate, Bank of Guyana , GWI, Dynamic Airline, Fly Jamaica Airways, Travel Span, Star Party Rental, Impressions, Kings Jewellery World, Ansa Macal, Bassoo Construction Ltd and Princess Hotel among many others.