PORT OF MIAMI TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL PORTFEST: A REMARKABLE JOURNEY AROUND THE...

PORT OF MIAMI TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL PORTFEST: A REMARKABLE JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD



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ADVISORY for Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 28 & 29)

MIAMI–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 23, 2002–The Port of Miami International PortFest, a family fun-filled festival, will be held on the Port’s picturesque waterfront. The festival will be a celebration of the Port’s valuable contribution to international trade and tourism in the region.

The Ports-of-Call International Pavilion Village will showcase international trade products, tourism, arts and crafts, live entertainment, wine tasting, authentic seafood, and other exotic dishes from Thailand, Nigeria, France, Uruguay, Barbados, and the United States.

“Shipmate’s Corner” will be dedicated to children and their parents. They will experience exciting foreign cultures as they get their Passport to Adventure stamped to be eligible to win great prizes such as a seven-day cruise.

WHEN:

Saturday, Sept. 28th and Sunday, Sept. 29th 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE:

Port of Miami, 1015 North American Way

In addition, as a way to raise the public’s awareness of Operation On Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard will be conducting a boat parade, which will give the local boating community an opportunity to come together as a show of support for Homeland Security. The parade will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2:00 p.m. The parade route will begin at the Miami Beach Marina and run along the south side of Dodge Island to Bayside. Anyone interested in participating in the PortFest 2002 Operation On Guard Boat Parade can register at http://www.miamidade.gov/portofmiami.

The Port of Miami Job Fair will also be held on Saturday, September 28th, at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., in Terminal 12. Attendees interested in pursuing a career with local government, international trade, travel and tourism, law enforcement, construction, and several other industries can meet potential employers.

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CONTACT:

For: Port of Miami

Miami-Dade County Florida Seaport Department

Trenae Floyd, 305/371-7678

or

BVK/Meka, Miami

Ivon Brinis-Rodas, 305/372-0028 ext. 515

PORT OF MIAMI TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL PORTFEST: A REMARKABLE JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD