Meet the locals: What’s on Bonaire? A Taste of Bonaire Monthly Event
A Taste of Bonaire is your chance to sample local food specialties, taste the signature dishes of your favorite Bonaire restaurants at reduced prices, check out some handicrafts and artwork, listen and dance to local music played live on stage and get a taste of not just Bonairian food but also Bonairian culture. What a fun place to people watch and also get a taste of life and living on Bonaire. ATOB, a popular event with people living on Bonaire as well as with tourists takes place the first Saturday of the month about six times per year.
What goes on at Taste of Bonaire
Peruse the booths set up in the park for food and gift vendors and relax at tables and chairs set up for visitors. Vendors serve food in disposable carry-out containers or paper plates. A band plays on the round concrete stage, a fixture of Wilhelmina Park. Event organizers sometimes give short speeches. ATOB, a casual, social event, takes place approximately one time every two months. Since the event takes place irregularly, check their Facebook page for upcoming dates. As of this writing the next edition of ATOB is scheduled for August 4th from 6-11pm and then September 2nd 6-11pm. The September 2nd Edition will be honoring Bonaire Flag Day and is the Dance Edition. Look for a different theme each month. For example, past events include the Recycle edition, the carnival edition, talent edition, tourist edition and more.
Check out this video of someone enjoying herself and tasting local food at the ATOB event:
Details about the monthly event
- Where: Wilhelmina Park in Downtown Kralendijk in front of Cuba Compagnie Restaurant on the water side
- When: The first Saturday of each month except December
- When Exactly: 6pm – 11pm
- What to bring: Cash and an open mind to try new flavors!