Grand Turk will play host to the destination’s most popular cultural experience as Turks and Caicos Tourist Board and LIME partner to bring the weekly Island Fish Fry to the nation’s capital.
Several local vendors have signed up to be a part of the bi-monthly event which will take place at the Victoria Public Library on the first and last Thursday of each month, beginning Thursday, March 26, 2015. Similar to the Island Fish Fry line up in Providenciales, there will be entertainment by local bands, a Junkanoo Rush and cultural performances.
Mr. Ralph L. Higgs, Director of Tourism, speaking to the establishment of the fish fry in Grand Turk commented, “We are constantly seeking new opportunities to give visitors an authentic experience of the Turks and Caicos Islands throughout the length and breadth of the destination. At the same time, it is also important for us to remind our locals to be proud of our heritage. Over the past two years, the weekly Island Fish Fry has allowed us to bridge the gap between tourist and locals, by fostering camaraderie and genuine hospitality which we hope can be replicated in the nation’s capital.”
Thursday’s inaugural fish fry in Grand Turk will feature live band performance by Mega Force Band and will feature cultural performances, and giveaways by LIME. Vendors will have local food and beverages on sale beginning at 12:00noon, with the official opening at 5:30pm.
Vendors registered for the initial launch of the Island Fish Fry in Grand Turk include: The Spot, Cockpit Lounge, The Sand Bar, John’s Ocean View Bar & Grill, Earl’s Café, and Barbie’s Restaurant. Other interested persons should contact Miss Candesha Swann at the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board on (649) 946-2321 or via email at email@example.com to be a part of the event in the upcoming weeks.