Summer carnival goes on Guam

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Summer carnival goes on Guam

by: Takahiro Takiguchi | .
Stripes Guam | .
published: June 29, 2016

Don’t forget that the Guam Summer Carnival and Night Market, which kicked off on June 9, will last until Aug. 14?
Throughout the period, the summer festival and night market are open 6-11 p.m. weekdays and until 12 a.m. for weekends and holidays. The carnival features more than 55 vendors offering various games, foods and carnival rides at the Tiyan Carnival Grounds in Barrigada. There is no admission fee.

Local and international foods, desserts, treats, sweets and delicacies are available. You can also enjoy various entertainment such as bingo, caricature painting, novelties, kids’ and adult rides as well as a rock-wall, agricultural displays, trampoline, off-roading, balloons, arts and crafts, paintball and a zip line. There is even casino (open 24 hours) and nightly entertainment.

Fireworks are launched every Sunday night throughout these summer-long events.

The Guam Summer Carnival and Night Market commemorate the U.S. military liberating the island from Japanese occupation on July 21, 1944, and is organized by the Guam Liberation Historical Society and the Mayors’ Council of Guam every year. Festivities culminate in the annual July 21 Liberation Day Parade, which the groups also organize.

Here is the schedule of events during the Summer Carnival:

72nd Guam Liberation

Schedule of Events

July 4
9 p.m.
Carnival Grounds
Monday Fourth of July Fireworks

July 15
8 a.m.
Merizo
Tinta/Faha Site Visitation

July 16
4 p.m.
San Dimas Church
Tinta/Faha Mass & Ceremony

July 18
5 p.m.
Perdido Church
Asan Landing Mass Nino

July 18
6 p.m.
Asan Park
Asan Landing Ceremony

July 19
10 a.m.
Old Agat Cemetery
Fena Massacre Memorial

July 20
11 a.m.
Sumay Cemetery
Sumay Memorial Mass

July 21
9 a.m.
Hagåtña
72nd Liberation Parade

July 21
7 and 10 p.m.
Carnival Grounds
Fireworks Spectacular

July 30
3 p.m.
Yona
Manenggon Massacre Memorial

July 31
8 p.m.
Carnival Grounds
Liberation Raffle Drawing

Aug 8
9 p.m.
Yigo
Chagui’an Massacre Memorial

For more information, call the Sinajana Mayor’s Office at 472-6707 or email: guammayor@gmail.com

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