Summer Carnival the place to be

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Guam

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.

takiguchi.takahiro@stripes.com

72nd Guam Liberation – Schedule of Events

DATE: July 15    
TIME: 8 a.m.    
MEMORIAL/EVENT: Merizo
LOCATION: Tinta/Faha Site Visitation

DATE: July 16
TIME: 4 p.m.
MEMORIAL/EVENT: San Dimas Church
LOCATION: Tinta/Faha Mass & Ceremony

DATE: July 18
TIME: 5 p.m.
MEMORIAL/EVENT: Perdido Church
LOCATION: Asan Landing Mass Nino

DATE: July 18
TIME: 6 p.m.
MEMORIAL/EVENT: Asan Park
LOCATION: Asan Landing Ceremony

DATE: July 19
TIME: 10 a.m.
MEMORIAL/EVENT: Old Agat Cemetery
LOCATION: Fena Massacre Memorial

DATE: July 20
TIME: 11 a.m.
MEMORIAL/EVENT: Sumay Cemetery
LOCATION: Sumay Memorial Mass

DATE: July 21
TIME: 9 a.m.
MEMORIAL/EVENT: Hagåtña
LOCATION: 72nd Liberation Parade

DATE: July 21
TIME: 7 and 10 p.m.
MEMORIAL/EVENT: Carnival Grounds
LOCATION: Fireworks Spectacular

DATE: July 30
TIME: 3 p.m.
MEMORIAL/EVENT: Yona
LOCATION: Manenggon Massacre Memorial

DATE: July 31
TIME: 8 p.m.
MEMORIAL/EVENT: Carnival Grounds
LOCATION: Liberation Raffle Drawing

DATE: Aug 8
TIME: 9 p.m.
MEMORIAL/EVENT: Yigo
LOCATION: 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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