Black Gold Jubilee

April 8, 2017

Torry Island Recreation Center & Campground, 5000 West Canal Street North, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Video: Black Gold Jubilee Festival
The Black Gold Jubilee Festival is fun for the whole family. Participate in the 5k run/walk, watch the Main Street parade, and listen to live entertainment, or enjoy all the other family-friendly activities, rides and games at this all-day affair.
 

Celebrate Our "Country" 
“Her Soil is Her Fortune!” This is how locals describe the historic city of Belle Glade, with its dark, rich and incredibly fertile ground. To celebrate the annual end of the harvest season, the entire Glades Region – Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay – come together with friends and family at the Black Gold Jubilee for fabulous food, good ole’ country music, parade and firework show.

Sensational Sights & Sounds
Folks are sure to have a full day of fun on Torry Island, starting with an early 5K or 10K Walk/Run kick off at 7:30 a.m. At noon, and continuing with all-day free children's activities, rides and games along with fabulous food booths will tempt you with favorites such as jambalaya, boudin and corn and sugar cook-offs. Many folks will enjoy the arts and crafts booths, photography display, and Green Market.

For Black Gold 2017, the southern swag sounds of Kevin MaC will kick off the musical portion of this year's festivities at 5:30 p.m. followed by the footstompin’, aisle dancin’ tunes of Rodney Atkins. Closing out the evening will be a spectacular firework display at dusk.

Be an Insider
Giant Lake Okeechobee shines as a picture-perfect backdrop for Torry Island, which sits along the Lake’s southern shores, the Gateway to the Florida Everglades – watch alligators sunning on rocks, look up to see a variety of unique birds, look around for tropical flora and drop in line in the water, Lake O has the finest bass fishing in the USA. From Torry, you can get LOST. Wait no worries, were talking about hiking, biking or riding horseback atop Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail or LOST. On the Trail, look west for striking sunsets and look east for first-rate views of this nationally important, productive agricultural region.

Join the fun, join the festivities. Come celebrate with us… celebrate our Black Gold.
For more information, contact the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce at 561-996-2745.
 

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