A Guide to World Fairs and Festivals

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ANTIGUA

St. John's


POLICE WEEK FESTIVAL

Held annually, August/September Sports, culture, community, goodwill, competition

Police Week Festival is designed to create good will between local citizens and Antigua's police force through a program of sports events and social and cultural activities. These include football games, shooting competitions, talent and fashion shows, dances and exhibitions. There is also a marathon cycle race, band tattoos in various villages plus performances by the Police Choir. The special event was started in September 1969, adopted from the Guyana Police Force. It is now well received throughout the island, attracting some 6,000 persons to the shows and competitions, adding up to a grand total of more than 100,000 over the years. Police Week is held either the last week in August or the first in September. It is financed by the police force and by donations from private industry. All events, except the dances, are free to the public. Events in St. John's are held at the Police Compound and at the Community Recreation Park.

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  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Antigua 3
  • Calendar of Fairs and Festivals 189
  • Appendix: Types of Festivals 247
  • Index 301
  • About the, Author 311
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