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Taste of the Marianas International Food returns in May

(MVA) — The Taste of the Marianas International Food Festival & Beer Garden will be held in Saipan every Saturday during May Tourism Month at American Memorial Park. The 21st Taste of the Marianas is an annual signature event of the Marianas Visitors Authority and is one of the largest celebrations in the Marianas.

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Kinpachi Restaurant serves “takoyaki” or octopus balls hot at the Taste of the Marianas International Food Festival & Beer Garden on May 5, 2018, at American Memorial Park.  MVA photo

MVA has confirmed 23 food and drink beverage vendors for the event, which features international cuisine at affordable prices from local hotels and restaurant vendors, non-stop live entertainment on the main stage, nightly contests on the secondary stage, sales of arts and crafts sales, and more.

“The Taste of the Marianas International Food Festival & Beer Garden is the place to be on Saturday nights in May, and we’ve working on another great month of festivities,” said MVA Managing Director Christopher A. Concepcion. “’Taste’ meets an important expectation across all the Marianas’ major source markets for the opportunity to experience authentic local cuisine and has the added benefit of offering a full international menu from some of the best kitchens in the Marianas, all in one stop. It’s a must-do for visitors and locals alike during Marianas Tourism Month.”

Supporting businesses include Platinum Sponsor Hyatt Regency Saipan and Silver Sponsors Ina’s Kitchen, Dave Electronics, and Hawaiian Rock Products. The festival will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. each Saturday, closing at 11 p.m. on the final night. For more information, visit,, or email