ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, May 10, 2017 – Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday, May 7 for the Dickenson Bay Beach Bash, which marked the final event of the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week.
The party has been absent from the Antigua Sailing Week calendar for more than four years. This year’s beach bash offered something for everyone. Food vendors and musical entertainment lined the beach from Coconut Grove to Halcyon Cove.
At Coconut Grove Beach Bar and Ana’s Restaurant and Art Gallery, DJs provided the musical backdrop for the day. At Ana’s, patrons were further treated to the melodic sounds of live steel pan music from the Harmonites Steel Orchestra.
The Dickenson Bay Beach Bash featured family-friendly fun with activities ranging from an inflatable waterpark, bounce castle and beach games. A raft-up of powerboats also held an on-the-water party, while listening to the entertainment on shoreside.
The party started at 12 noon on the big stage – in front of the Rex Halcyon end of the beach. It was a star-studded affair and included performances by some popular Antiguan artistes.
First to hit the stage was Sound Citizens, who entertained the crowd with a mix of swing and funk music. Performers Menace, Janine, Claudette Peters, and Ricardo Drue kept the party going from the day into the night. And the Original Burning Flames closed off the bash.
Young up-and-coming soca and hip-hop artists also received an opportunity to display their talent on stage.
See images from the Dickenson Bay Beach Bash below:
Photo Credit: Antigua Sailing Week Social Media Team & Visual Echo