Thursday, February 28, 2013
Weekend Events on Bonaire Run the Gamut of Food, Markets, Festivals, and Fun Events
This weekend provides myriad opportunities to enjoy the wide variety of events and activities that Bonaire offers. Enjoy barbecues, an eco-festival and farmers’ market, the Special Olympics Walk-a-Thon, an artisan’s exhibit in Rincon, or an open house with beach volleyball at Krusada.
Start the weekend off right by attending Kriabon’s monthly farmers’ market on Saturday morning where locally produced items are available for sale. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, and decorative plants are available, and also some wonderful products such as locally produced Bonairean honey, fresh muffins, juices, and jams/chutneys.
From Kriabon, head on over to Unbelievable Restaurant from 12:00 Noon through 2:00 PM to enjoy a special lunch plate. Choose from fried fish, goat stew (served with rice or funchi and salad/fried plantains) or a mixed grill of chicken, ribs, rice, and salad. All lunches are only $10.00 per plate. Reserve by calling 717-3000 or 786-9059 or 528-8218.
Sunday will be a busy day with early risers joining in on the annual Special Olympics Walk-a-Thon. Take part or cheer on those walking, running, or cycling for this worthy cause.
Then, head over to the Beach Hut at Sorobon where BICEPS Bonaire will be hosting an Eco-Fest from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. This is an excellent opportunity meet with a variety of Bonaire’s foundations to discuss their missions and goals, as well as learn how you can help. These eco-friendly associations will be showcasing their skills in working with the environment to find sustainable ways to make a living, as well as providing a product or service. After 4:00 PM, music and fun will be the order of the day.
Then head out to Rincon, where a new museum is highlighting local artists as well as an exhibit of traditional Bonairean musical instruments, on the first Sunday of every month. The exhibit of handmade arts and crafts is at the Sentro Chich’i Tan, located at Kaya Milon #4 in Rincon. It’s recommended to call before visiting to ensure open hours: 717-3183 or 785-7842
But even then, there’s still another stop to make, this time at Foundation Krusada on the road to Lagun. Krusada is celebrating 12-1/2 years of active work on Bonaire, providing rehabilitation to those who require assistance to beat substance abuse problems. The facility will host an open house with tours (guided tour in Dutch at 3:15, and guided tours in English and Papiamentu at 3:30 PM), “local taste” and children’s activity from 2:30 through 4:00 PM, and then a beach volleyball tournament from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Please note that Krusada is a smoke- and alcohol-free environment.
Enjoy the weekend! (Source: Bonaire Insider Reporter)
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