The Father’s Festival, as it is being dubbed, is being held under the auspices of the Antioch Baptist Church, located at the Infirmary Road in Haynes Smith Village, Basseterre.
The four day event is to be highlighted by a panel Discussion on Thursday 16th June, on ZIZ Television, covering the topic, “Man Up”. Friday 17th June has been reserved for the Family Fun Night, with barbeque, fish fry and fun and games, slated for the Cenotaph, at Fortlands.
Members of the church will, on Saturday 18th June, host a Community Health Outreach program, at the Ferry Terminal, downtown, Basseterre, and on Sunday 19th June, Father’s Day, a high power Father’s Day Service will be held at the church, from 9:30am.
As prelude to the special celebrations however, the church hosted an all men concert, where the high points of the activity, were appearances made by three top Christian calypsonians, namely, King Zarky, King Kinta and King Blazer.
Also performing at the event was the winner of the recently held ZIZ Radio Song Competition, Dejour Alexander, a member of the church.
The line -up of entertainment was mixed with a fife presentation from Brensyl Blake and a trumpet selection from Michael penny, while Royd Phipps thrilled the audience with a drum selection.
This is the third year that the Father’s festival is being held by the church and according to an official, the overall aim is to bring attention to fathers and their role within the wider community, while at the same time celebrating families, Fatherhood and our community.
Friday’s All Mens Concert was hosted under the theme, When Men Voices Explode.
The essence of this concert, said the official, was to feature the voices and talents of men, only, from different assemblies, churches, fellowships throughout St. Kitts. Another of the objectives was for fathers to take out the entire family to a night of clean and uplifting entertainment.