Black River Day, dubbed 'the ultimate street festival', is a joint production between the Black River Chamber of Commerce and Jamaica Cultural Development Commission. One of the driving forces behind this initiative is GT Taylor, president of the Black River Chamber of Commerce but also radio personality and promotor of the yearly GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza. It is a day full of festivities, contests and fun activities, starting at 9 in the morning and ending at 2 a.m. the next day. 

Black River Day showcases the best of fashion, food and music and highlights the rich cultural achievements and history of this popular seaside town on the south coast. In the early hours of the day, the town comes alive with a colorful float parade, a mento yard and a health fair. Later in the day, there is a early stage show, featuring singers, dancers and a magician. This is followed by a boat race on the Black River, a car show, a fashion show, a street dance, and a fireworks display. At nightfall, in true Jamaican fashion, there is an 'entertainment package' a.k.a stage show.

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The 6th edition of Black River Day took place on July 27, 2018 and the 2019 edition can be expected around the same period. 



There is no info available as yet on the 2019 edition. Read LoopJamaica's review of the 2018 edition.


In Black River, that's the capital of the parish of St. Elizabeth, on Jamaica's south coast. 



You can check GT Taylor's facebook page for any information on Black River Day.