We are so excited to kick off the 20th International Festival of Life tomorrow, the 4th of July, with all of you. Featuring 2 stages (International and Gospel-Variety Stage) and more than 200 vendors serving up a taste of African and Caribbean cuisine and culture. Plus, we have a Kids Pavilion to keep the kids entertained.and a Health Pavilion to keep you healthy.
July 4 ( 12noon-10pm)
July 5-6 (3pm – 10pm)
July 5 – Special Red Carpet International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) Awards
Ceremony at 6pm and showcase at 7:00pm
July 7 (12 noon- 10pm)
July 8 (12 noon – 10pm)
Celebrate Jamaica 50th Anniversary.
This year’s festival we will have “All Things Jamaican” to celebrate Jamaica’s 50th year of independence. Stop by the booths and get a taste of Jamaican culture.
Bring Tents! It’s going to be Hot!
The forecast says temperature will be in mid-90s during entire festival July 4-8. So feel free to bring your pop-up tents for the lawn.
Remember also to wear sun protection, drink plenty of fluids during the festival so you are hydrated and can enjoy the entire festival.
TICKETS PRICES ARE:
You can purchase tickets online at www.martinsinternational.com
Free to kids less than 6 years old; $5 ages 6-12/seniors over 65 yrs old
$10 Adults and kids over 12 years old before 5pm day of event
$15 Adults and kids over 12 years old at 5pm day of event
$35 Five-Day Season Pass (Adults and kids over 12 years old)
$50 VIP Daily Pass (includes: seats and 2 drinks in VIP area)
$150 VIP 5-Day Season Pass (includes seats and 2 drinks in VIP area)
$75 VIP Daily Platinum Pass (includes parking, VIP seats, limited backstage access, 3 drinks and hors d’oeuvres)
$200 VIP Platinum Pass 5-Day season pass (includes: parking, VIP seats, limited backstage access, 3 drinks and hors d’oeuvres). Prices are subject to change.
This history making 31st IRAWMA and the 20th anniversary IFOL is sponsored by NBC 5 TV- Chicago, The Chicago Park District, Chicago Office of Tourism, Amway, J.FC Jerk and Fried Chicken, Robert Scott – One Stop Studio, Rogers Park Fruit Market, Insurance Brokers, Inc, Captain Hooks Fish/Chicken and Firehouse, KCB Inc, Seashell Restaurant and others. The Marriott Chicago Midway is the official hotel for the five day celebration. Travelers are encouraged to fly into Midway Airport. For hotel reservations call 1-800/956-2606 and mention the code “FES”. For online reservations, please click here
Marriott Hotel Info .