|Our hotel's roof terrace where I escaped for a sunrise mommy-break|
Now onto the festival . . .
The Jazz Festival has several stages with a wide range of free programs as well as paid shows you can see at private venues. We opted for the free shows while the kids had fun dancing and being silly. Food was a bit pricey within the venue, but we let the kids indulge in a petal mango snack ($4/each, yikes!). They looked adorable eating them though!
In time for lunch we made our way outside the festival for Korean food at Kantapia and like our breakfast experience at Cora, we found restaurants to be very kid friendly and accommodating. They didn't even make us take down our stroller!
We took a break after lunch to head back to the hotel to swim before showering for dinner. Rain started moving in and we got sprinkled on, but grabbed some coffee (Uka and I were fading!) then made it back over to the festival to catch the gospel choir Jireh's 9p.m. performance. I didn't realize how the crowds grow at night - there were thousands there to see Jireh! They were so good, dressed all in white and sang many of my favorite gospel songs including Ride on King Jesus and Oh Happy Day. We weren't able to go to church yesterday, but Jireh really took us there!
Here's a little video I made to recap our Jazz Festival experience:
The kids crashed hard last night, and today we're looking forward to a visiting couple more local attractions before heading home to New Hampshire - it's just under a 5 hour drive so not too bad.
Have a Happy 4th!