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May 3-7, 2017
 
Location: Paseo de Susana, Hagåtña
Address: Hagåtña, Guam
Contact: Dee Hernandez
Phone: (671) 646-5278/9
Email: dee.hernandez@visitguam.org


GMIF 2017 LOGO 2The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce that 8 delegations will come together for the 29th Guam Micronesia Island Fair (GMIF). With this year's theme of "Celebrating the love of culture," Guam will be joined by delegations from Palau, Yap, Pohnpei, Marshall Islands, CNMI, Chuuk and special guest country, Taiwan, at the Paseo de Susana from May 3-7, 2017.

"We are excited to welcome our brothers and sisters back to our island to celebrate our love of culture almost a year after the Festival of Pacific Arts," said GVB President and CEO Nathan Denight. "We invite the entire community and our visitors to come down to the capital city and immerse themse lves in the unique cultures of Micronesia during this free five day event."

GMIF will kick off with Chamorro Village's Wednesday Night Market on May 3, with the opening ceremony to begin at 6:00 p.m. with over 200 dancers and chanters, as well as a Parade of Islands. GMIF will continue Thursday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 12noon to 9:00 p.m.

A variety of food and beverage vendors, artisans, cultural exhibits, a farmer's market, Åmot Farm Inc., a petting zoo, rhino beetle outreach, kids rides, interactive workshops, live art demonstrations and a beer garden will be featured. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet Micronesia's master carvers, blacksmiths, jewelers, weavers and cultural dancers. Additionally, GTA will be providing free Wi-Fi throughout Paseo de Susana.

 

MAP OF FAIR GROUNDS


GMIF Bus ScheduleThe Mana'o Company, Ben Nangauta and Chris Boomer to highlight entertainment 

GVB is bringing back Island Reggae group, The Mana'o Company, to highlight the entertainment lineup on Friday and Saturday on the Pepsi Stage, with Guam's Ben Nangauta and Chris "Boomer" Unchangco to perform on the last day of the fair. Other GMIF artists who will be performing include Hawaii's Bruddah Waltah, Sistah Robi Kahakalau, Sean Na'auao, as well as Guam's Phoenix Stage Band, Kids from Chuuk, Mixed Plate, 5 On It, Cool Down, Maseha Hafa and Monster Squad.

GMIF app

The Guam Micronesia Island Fair app is available for download on the Apple app store and Google Play.

The 29th Guam Micronesia Island Fair is presented by the Guam Visitors Bureau, United Airlines, T-Galleria by DFS, Miller Lite, Bank of Guam, Monster Energy, Pepsi, Hanom, GTA, Stations of KUAM, Cars Plus, Cycles Plus, Pacific Daily News, Matson, No Ka Oi and Guam Plaza Hotel.




SCHEDULES


PEPSI STAGE SCHEDULE

DAY 1 WEDNESDAY | MAY 3, 2017
5:00 PM FAIR GROUNDS OPEN
6:00 PM OPENING CEREMONY
7:00 PM PHOENIX STAGE BAND
9:00 PM FAIR GROUNDS CLOSE

DAY 2 THURSDAY | MAY 4, 2017
5:00 PM FAIR GROUNDS OPEN
6:00 PM 691 BROCUS
7:00 PM BELLY PARTY
8:00 PM MIXED PLATE
9:00 PM FAIR GROUNDS CLOSE

DAY 3 FRIDAY | MAY 5, 2017
5:00 PM FAIR GROUNDS OPEN
6:00 PM 5 ON IT
7:00 PM COOL DOWN
8:00 PM THE MANA'O COMPANY
BRUDDAH WALTAH
SISTAH ROBI KAHAKALAU
SEAN NA'AUAO
9:00 PM FAIR GROUNDS CLOSE


DAY 4 SATURDAY | MAY 6, 2017
12:30 PM GUMA' ANITEN TAOTAO TANO
1:00 PM YAP
1:30 PM CHUUK
2:00 PM POHNPEI
2:30 PM SKIP ENTERTAINMENT
3:00 PM PALAU
3:30 PM MARSHALL ISLANDS
4:00 PM GUMA IRENSIAN TAOTAO TANO'
5:00 PM MASEHA HAFA
6:00 PM MONSTER SQUAD
7:00 PM THE MANA'O COMPANY
BRUDDAH WALTAH
SISTAH ROBI KAHAKALAU
SEAN NA'AUAO
9:00 PM FAIR GROUNDS CLOSE


DAY 5 SUNDAY | MAY 7, 2017
12:30 PM GUMA' ININAN I SAINA-TA
1:00 PM POHNPEI
1:30 PM PALAU
2:00 PM MARSHALL ISLANDS
2:30 PM GUMA' NINA'EN ACHO' LATTE
3:00 PM CHUUK
3:30 PM YAP
4:00 PM TAIWAN
4:30 PM GUMA' FUETSAN ACHO' LATTE
5:30 PM MICRONATION
6:30 PM KIDS FROM CHUUK
7:30 PM BIG BEN & CHRIS BOOMER
9:00 PM FAIR GROUNDS CLOSE


CHAMORRO VILLAGE PAVILLION

DAY 4 SATURDAY | MAY 4, 2017
12:3O PM STAR GAZERS
1:00 PM PALAU
1:30 PM MARSHALL ISLANDS
2:00 PM GUMA' KINALAMTEN TAOTAO TANO'
2:30 PM YAP
3:00 PM GUMA' IRENSIAN TAOTAO TANO'
3:30 PM CHUUK
4:00 PM POHNPEI

DAY 5 SUNDAY | MAY 5, 2017
12:3O PM GUMA' FUETSAN ACHO' LATTE
1:00 PM YAP
1:30 PM CHUUK
2:00 PM TAIWAN
2:30 PM POHNPEI
3:00 PM MARSHALL ISLANDS
3:30 PM STEP UP
4:00 PM PALAU



MILLER LITE BEER GARDEN

DAY 1 WEDNESDAY | MAY 3, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TIFFANY & NATALIA

DAY 2 THURSDAY | MAY 4, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TO BE HONEST

DAY 3 FRIDAY | MAY 5, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM DJ OZ

DAY 4 SATURDAY | MAY 6, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM DJ JPOGI

DAY 5 SUNDAY | MAY 7, 2O17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MIKE NAPOLI

 

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