A collection of East Indian mangoes, ripe and ready to enjoy. | Photo: D. Mullings

It’s a Mango Extravaganza: Sample, Shop and Learn!

Plantation, FL: Island SPACE Caribbean Museum is delighted to announce the upcoming inaugural Island SPACE Mango Festival, set to take place on Sunday, July 7, 2024, from noon to 6:00 PM. This vibrant event will celebrate all things mango, offering attendees a unique opportunity to indulge in a variety of mangoes, explore mango-based products, and gain valuable insights on cultivating their own mango trees.

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Event Details:

  • Date: Sunday, July 7, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, 8000 W. Broward Blvd, Suite 1202, Plantation, FL
  • Price: Adults $15 pre-sold and $20 at the door; children 12 and under $10 
  • Tickets: Available at islandspacefl.org/mangofest24

The Island SPACE Mango Festival promises to be a delightful day for mango enthusiasts and families. Attendees will have the chance to sample and purchase a wide array of mango varieties, savor mango-based culinary delights, and discover innovative beauty products made from this tropical fruit.

Festival Highlights will include mango sampling and sales. Guests can taste and purchase a diverse selection of mango varieties, each with a unique flavor profile and characteristics. Mango-based food and beauty products will also be available to try and to buy. Explore an array of delicious mango-infused foods, like breads, tarts, cakes, preserves, chutneys, ice cream and sweets; beverages like juices and smoothies; and home and beauty products like lotions, candles, soaps and oils, that harness the natural benefits of mangoes.

Workshops on mango cultivation will also be presented. Participate in informative workshops led by horticultural experts, offering practical tips and techniques on how to grow and care for mango trees at home.

For an interactive element of community engagement, attendees are also invited to bring mangoes from their homes or home regions and share their mango stories with other patrons.

Mandy Laguerre, manager of Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, shared her excitement about the festival, stating, “The Island SPACE Mango Festival is a celebration of the beloved mango and its cultural significance in the Caribbean. We are thrilled to provide a platform where the community can come together to enjoy, learn about, and appreciate the many uses and benefits of this incredible fruit.”

The Island SPACE Mango Festival is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the State of Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Broward County Cultural Division, “King” George Jograj, Dr. Lydia Malcom of Authentic Behavioral Health LLC, and her husband, Mr. Waynewright Malcolm, and the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Judith Cornfeld Fund for the Arts, Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund and Samuel F. Morrison Community Impact Fund.

Join Island SPACE for its first annual Mango Festival and a day of fruity fun, culinary delights, and green-thumb inspiration, and enjoy this unique opportunity to celebrate the king of all fruits!

About Island SPACE

Island Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education (Island SPACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of arts, culture, history, and educational initiatives that represent the Caribbean region, in South Florida and the broader diaspora. The public is invited to visit the Caribbean museum Thursdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. General museum entry is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Contact [email protected] or call 954-999-0989, or visit islandspacefl.org to learn more.


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