To mark 46 years of Independence seven days of National Celebration has been declared. According to Dahlia Harris, Marketing & Public Relations Consultant (JCDC), this year's theme "One Love… One Family!" signals not only a call to unity as a nation but a reinforcement of family values and togetherness, "activities throughout the week are structured for the all age groups as we facilitate the celebration of our Independence islandwide", Harris declared.
Among the highlights of Jamaica Festival will be the Festival Street Parade and Grand Gala on August 6. The Float Parade will start at 10am from Kings House followed by the Main Parade which will get underway at 1-pm from the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre. Over 18 spectacular floats and costumed groups accompanied by music trucks will enliven the streets of Kingston then the Grand Gala, which promises to be a grand affair full of ceremonial and colorful displays, gets underway at 5-pm at the National Stadium. The Gala will culminate with an exciting Fireworks