In celebration of the resumption of international flights to the CNMI, the Marianas Visitors Authority is organizing the Hafa Adai & Tirow Summer Jam, which will take place on July 31, 2021, on Saipan, to highlight the importance of tourism for the Marianas.
“Our board of directors has approved the hosting of the Hafa Adai & Tirow Summer Jam this month as a ‘warm-up’ for the return of tourism,” said MVA managing director Priscilla M. Iakopo. “Building on the success of the Tinian Hot Pepper Festival last February, this event is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the strength of our community protocols in responding to COVID-19 and to showcase some of the best of what the Marianas has to offer in terms of cultural and heritage tourism.”
The one-day event is scheduled from 3pm to 10pm at the Guma Sakman in Susupe and will feature international cuisine and live entertainment. Entry is free. Activities will include a Battle of the Bands competition, the Youth Shoreline Fishing Derby organized by Tasi to Table, free canoe rides from the MVA by reservation, a vendor booth competition, a fireworks display, and more.
COVID-19 protocols will be strictly followed at the event, which is anticipated to also include a vaccination booth.
For more information, contact MVA community projects specialist Ed Diaz at email@example.com or 664-3200. (PR)