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45th anniversary Black Gold Jubilee in Belle Glade

The Black Gold Jubilee is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2023 and admission is free. On the morning of the Jubilee, the festivities begin with a 5K Walk/Run and a 10K Run on Torry Island followed by the Main Street Parade. After the parade, a full day of entertainment begins.

Ever eaten gator tail? Glades-style food booths will offer choices ranging from the traditional down-home barbecue to soul food, to Cajun, Greek and Latin, and yes, even gator! Other features: A variety of vendors, games and rides, plus an art show by the Boys and Girls Club.

Friday, April 14:

Free concert on Torry Island at 6:30 p.m. with The Tom Jackson Band

Saturday, April 15:

  • Main Street Parade: 10 a.m.
  • Jubilee at Torry Island: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Free Concerts: Sawyer Brown at 5:30 p.m.; Easton Corbin at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fireworks at 9 p.m.


Kids can have fun participating in games and on rides, while the adults enjoy music and a wide variety of vendors. In the evening, activities move to the amphitheater stage for musical entertainment followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the lake.

This year, the festival will host Easton Corbin, an artist who exudes country. His distinctive baritone has been gracing airwaves for the past decade as his chart topping debut single “A Little More Country Than That” established Corbin as a mainstay on the country charts.


Torry Island Recreation Center & Campground is at 5000 W. Canal Street North, Belle Glade, FL 33430. For more information, visit the website at

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Mary Lou Cruz

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