Hundreds still turned out to the annual Rainbow City Festival in Grenville over the last weekend to patronize what remains of the event.
The once very popular festival was this year celebrated under the theme: Celebrating our Emancipation Through Community Expressions,
Some patrons felt that the St. Andrew’s Development Organization, SADO, the organization responsible for organising the festival needs to go on a drive to attract new people on board with innovative ideas as to how they can modernize the event in order to attract the attention of the general population and visitors. It is necessary to return the support to the event that it once enjoyed in previous years.
However, for the first time in many years a new event has been introduced to the package in the form of a water fest, which took place at the Grenville Car Park on the first day of the festival last Saturday night.
This was followed by the Specky Sunday at the Grenville bus terminus last Sunday night, which is believed to have been affected by the inclement weather. Huge downpours of rain persisted throughout Sunday. There was also another activity on the same night at the Cow Pen entertainment spot.
Monday’s activities saw the Grenville Car Park coming alive with the showcasing of a number of cultural events, performances from a variety of dance groups, the Tivoli Drummers, karate practitioners, tamboo bamboo, among others.
Inspite the town was decorated this year with the regular bamboo trees, there were no exhibitions, just about five Disc Jockeys were on the streets at stragic points, while at the corner of Jubilee and Sendall Street there was one string band, which had the attention of a small crowd.
Vendors on the street this year was limited, while a few business places remained open to the public.