The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) has officially announced the dates for the staging of the 18th edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).
This year the festival will take place from October 24 – 26, 2014.
“In keeping with the theme of integrating the World Creole Music Festival with Dominica’s Independence celebrations, the date for the Festival was advanced one week prior to the originally scheduled date of the last weekend in October,” the DDA said on Thursday. “It is felt that this move will allow for a seamless transition between the two activities which showcases Dominica’s rich cultural heritage.”
Director of Tourism, Colin Piper, is expecting positive growth in visitor arrivals for the event. “This year we expect the Festival to continue the positive growth trend which we saw in 2013, which we felt was as a result of an extensively targeted marketing campaign to the neighboring French territories and Caribbean islands,” he said.
The official launch of the Festival is scheduled to take place in July.