Members of the 2017 Liberation Day Committee met with vendors yesterday to finalize details before the Liberation Day festival grand opening tomorrow night, Saturday.
Over 30 people representing the vendors met with the committee yesterday at the Saipan Mayor’s Office. Some were concerned that they needed more space at the festival grounds.
According to Maria Valentina Haberman, vendors are not allowed to extend their tents beyond what is already provided them by the committee.
Vendors have also started to decorate their booths and many appeared enthusiastic about the coming festivities.
The Liberation Day Committee decided that this year’s festival would showcase family businesses.
According to Haberman, the festival will revolve around community, culture, and service—“short and sweet and straight to the point.”
She said the festival was shortened to 11 days to give these family businesses a chance to maximize their revenue and to also help out families who wanted to showcase their businesses but didn’t know how.
The next set of vendors that will be part of the festival are businesses that participate and are accustomed to these kinds of events.
The public should expect businesses showcasing a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and different cuisines.
The Liberation Day festival will start at 6pm tomorrow night, June 24, at the Garapan Fishing Base across Kristo Rai Church.