African/Caribbean Festival opens

July 3, 2009 3:32:12 PM PDT
The holiday weekend is all about cookouts, fireworks and festivals. Among them is the 17th annual African/Caribbean International Festival of Life. It opened Friday at Washington Park on the South Side.

This year's theme is bringing nations together.

Visitors can check out the foods and arts and crafts. A number of musical performances are also planned.

The festival runs through Sunday.