Black Gold Jubilee

April 15, 2023

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

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 for an all-day affair.

Entertainment and Activities

The Jubilee is preceded by multiple events including the Little Miss Black Gold Pageant, Children’s Fishing Contest, and the Harvest Queen Pageant. On the morning of the Jubilee, the festivities begin with a 5K Walk/Run and a 10K Run on Torry Island followed by the Main Street Parade. After the parade, a full day of entertainment begins! Enjoy a variety of food ranging from Greek to Cajun, and from down-home barbecue to soul food. Kids can have fun participating in free games and rides, while the adults enjoy music and a wide variety of vendors. In the evening, activities move to the amphitheater stage for musical entertainment followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the lake. This year, the festival will host Tracy Byrd, a household name on the Country Music Scene since 1993. Go back to the 70's during the 70's Flashback Party organized by Kip (KC), a choreographer for SeaWorld and Disney who brings the party with every song. Dance to all your favorite Hits and many more 70's disco-era classics, fill your dance floor as Kip leads all the best 70's dances where you can "Shake Your Booty" all night long.

Gateway to the Florida Everglades 

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, take in the tropical flora and drop a line in the water because Lake O has the finest bass fishing in the U.S. From Torry, you can get LOST – that is, hiking, biking, or horseback riding on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST). On the trail, look west for striking sunsets and look east for views of this nationally important agricultural region.

Visit The Black Gold Jubilee Website 


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