The atmosphere at the Hope Botanical Gardens in Kingston was engulfed in laughter and joy on Sunday May 22, 2016 as over 8,000 patrons flocked the grounds to attend the fifth staging of Tastee Limited’s signature event, Family Fiesta. The event was in partnership with Pepsi under their Tropicana Tropics brand and was the biggest staging since inception due to the massive turnout.
Patrons were treated to a day filled with fun and activities as there were 14 rides, this included two ferris wheels, a mechanical bull, rock climber with a slide, large water slide, a dunk tank, an inflatable jungle zip line, astronaut wheel and several bounce houses. The event was hosted by ‘Duffy’ and Tripple X and saw performances by Dancing Dynamites 2016 winners ‘Overload Skankaz and dancehall great Wayne Marshall.
In addition, patrons enjoyed face painting and played with the likes of the Tastee mascot ‘Chef’, Dora, Little Miss Sunshine and Captain ICAN. Customers gained entry to the event by purchasing any of the four ‘Fiesta’ Meal Combos that Tastee offered at participating stores island-wide. Any meal combo purchased gave customers one (1) ticket which included entry for one (1) adult and two (2) children under the age of 12, this ticket also permitted them to four (4) free rides. Customers who missed out on
that deal had the option of paying J $500.00 at the gate. Family Fiesta was a part of a year – long series of events that Tastee Ltd. executed in celebration of its 50 th anniversary. This event is a staple for many families across Jamaica as it is usually held bi-annually.