Event Update: The 19th Annual Tampa Bay Caribbean Festival that was scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday at Raymond James Stadium has been postponed to August 14th.

Below is the press release sent out by the Trinidad and Tobago American Association of Central FL Inc., which is the organization in charge of hosting the event.

June 1, 2011

For Immediate Press Release:

Tampa, FL: It is with great regret that we announce the postponement of the 19th Annual Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival on June 4th and 5th 2011 at Raymond James Stadium. The event will now be held on August 14th.

For a variety of reasons, primarily the current economic climate, we were unable to secure the event location, necessary permits, Tampa Police and EMS resources required to host our event at the calibre to which our patrons have become accustomed. Our primary concern is your safety and enjoyment while at the Carnival.

All pre-paid tickets and sponsorships shall be honored.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this postponement may have caused.

We are working together with our location and municipal partners to successfully host the event this year on Sunday August 14th 2011 at Raymond James Stadium.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

For more updates please call 813-974-9578 or visit www.tampacarnival.com

Sincerely, George Carrington (President)