April 2017Torry Island Recreation Center
5000 West Canal Street North
Belle Glade, FL 33430
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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! For 2016, the Jubilee starts early with a 5K Walk/Run kick off at 7:30 a.m. Starting at noon, and continuing with all-day free children's activities, rides and games along with fabulous food booths tempting you with favorites such as jambalaya, boudin and corn and sugar cook-offs. Many folks will enjoy the arts and crafts booths, photography display, car show and Green Market.
On the music stage for 2016 the Detroit sounds of the Magic of Motown will kick off the musical portion of this year's festivities at 5:30 p.m. followed by the American country music tunes of Restleass Heart. Closing out the evening will be a spectacular fireworks 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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