Reigniting The ‘Heritage’ Flames

After two years of virtual activities, the Tobago Heritage Festival is making its return to in-person events next month. The annual cultural series is set to run from July 22nd to August 1st, and will showcase the best of the island’s beauty, dance, culture, and traditions.

The theme for this year’s Festival is ‘Reflect. Rebirth. Rejoice: Reigniting the Flames of Our Legacy’. Persons will still be required to adhere to COVID-19 protocols in place for the event.

The Festival kicks off with an Opening Night event at Shaw Park Complex.

The Ms. Tobago Heritage Personality competition, which recognises the eloquence and talents of Tobago’s women, follows on July 23rd. In addition, Plymouth J’Ouvert takes place on the same day.

This year will also see the return of the Northside Combined Talent Competition on July 24th.

Other activities include the Charlotteville Natural Treasures Day (July 25th), Pembroke Salaka Feast (July 27th), and the Heritage Calypso Monarch (July 29th). At the Calypso Monarch, calypsonians will get a chance to vie for the crown in front of a live audience with their original lyrics and music through compositions that incorporate the Festival’s theme.

This year also marks the return of the Moriah ‘Tobago Ole time Wedding’ on July 30th. Tobago Heritage Festival culminates on August 1st with an Emancipation Celebration at Store Bay Heritage Park.

Follow Tobago Festivals Commission Limited on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to stay updated on this year’s calendar of events using the handle @tobagofestivals.