2016 St. John Festival Highlights

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The annual celebration for St. John Festival has begun. The theme for 2016 is “History and Sights Unseen for St. John Festival.” Weekend events drew hundreds to the Food Fair, Boat Race and Queen Pageant at Winston Wells Ballpark. Above is the ribbon cutting opening of “Varlackville” honoring transportation executive Delrise Varlack on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Pictured alongside St. John Festival Village honoree Delrise Varlack is Congresswoman Stacy Plaskett, Governor Kenneth Mapp, Festival St. John Festival Queen Steffi Nicholas, St. John Festival Princess Akai’ya Heywood, Senator at Large Almonda “Rocky” Liburd and others.

Food Fair Crafts by Honorree Delroy Anthony
Crafts produced by the 2016 Festival Food Fair honoree “Ital” Delroy Anthony

Crafts

 

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Cool Sessions Band performs at Franklin A. Powel, Sr. Park.
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Lunch of coconut rice, fish and salmon served in a special way at the 2016 St. John Festival Food Fair.