The 19th Annual Taste of the Marianas International Food Festival & Beer Garden kicks off tomorrow, May 6, at the Garapan Fishing Base at 6pm in celebration of May Tourism Month.
The evening’s entertainment on the main stage will include: 180 Revolution at 6pm, the opening ceremony at 6:30pm, K-Pop at 7pm, Glushko’s Academy of Performing Arts at 7:30pm, Simiyan Manaina-ta at 8pm, Tiul Belau Dancers at 9pm, and Refaluwasch Warriors at 9:30pm The Docomo Pacific Hotdog Eating Contest for adults will be held at 8pm on the second stage.
The Marianas Visitors Authority has confirmed 13 food and three beverage vendors for the event, which features international cuisine at affordable prices from hotels and restaurant vendors, non-stop live entertainment on the main stage, nightly contests on the secondary stage, and arts and crafts sales.
The festival will be held from 6pm to 10pm each Saturday in May, closing at 11pm on the final night.
Registration is also open to the public for two new cooking contests for adults this year: the “Kadun Pika”(spicy chicken) on May 13 and BBQ Pork Ribs Cookoff on May 20, both cosponsored by Twins Market. Contest rules and registration forms are available online at www.mymarianas.com or at the MVA office on Beach Road in San Jose. Registration for each contest is open to the first 10 applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis. On May 25, the Chefs Competition will pit local chefs against each other.
Residents are also encouraged to show their support for Tourism Month by observing “Hafa Adai Tirow Spirit” Island Wear Fridays and participating in Tourism Trivia on KCNM-KZMI, KKMP, KWAW and Power 99.(PR)