Aruba Beach
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Bon Bini Festival

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    40

    Bon Bini Festival

    I read on another board that the Bon Bini Festival was temporarily closed in April.....can anyone tell me if it's back on yet? Can't seem to find any other info.....

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    4

    Bon Bini Festival

    Has anyone gone to the Bon Bini Festival? For those who have, what is it like?

  3. #3
    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Any Aruba beach...
    Posts
    13,177
    It seems that no one has an answer. I will try to inquire about it when I am on the island in a few weeks.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Chadd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Arikok Antilla Natural pool
    Posts
    1,441
    We were there in November and it was the week they had the "children's show". I'm sure the parents enjoyed it, not so much for most other people.

  5. #5
    Senior Member danadog56's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    everywhere and anywhere
    Posts
    2,798
    funny, for all the years we have been going to aruba i have never been to the festival.....now i may never get the chance....
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    40

    Bon Bini Fest

    Just got back from 2 weeks in paradise.........our 35th trip to AUA!

    Happy to report that the Bon Bini festival is back on......they have recently re-vamped the show, and it is a lot of fun! Plenty of music, singining and dancing! We had a great time and the kids loved it as well!

  7. #7
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,898
    thank you.
    is it still same place and time?

    Quote Originally Posted by ktziff View Post
    Just got back from 2 weeks in paradise.........our 35th trip to AUA!

    Happy to report that the Bon Bini festival is back on......they have recently re-vamped the show, and it is a lot of fun! Plenty of music, singining and dancing! We had a great time and the kids loved it as well!

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    40
    Yep, same place same time...........every Tuesday- doors open at 6:30, show begins at 7 pm!

  9. #9
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,898
    BON BINI FESTIVAL
    The Bon Bini Festival takes place every Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the outdoor courtyard of historical Fort Zoutman. An engaging emcee introduces traditionally-costumed folkloric dancers, local musical genres such as the mazurka and the waltz, and instruments such as the cuarta (four-stringed rhythmic guitar), wiri, raspu, and caja di orgel, affectionately called the “ting-a-ling box”. Originally from Italy and first made on Aruba in 1938, this barrel organ is a cylinder of a few thousand nails spaced various heights and distances apart and plays different songs with the turn of a handle. The rhythmic music of the steel pan, originally developed in the English Caribbean from oil drums, also adds a touch of local color. The works of talented artists and artisans are on sale as are authentic culinary specialties.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO