The Titiwi Festival
Layou’s annual Titiwi Festival celebrates the small fish known as the titiwi. The people of Layou have been eating titiwi since the beginning of time and it has become part of their heritage. They have created a unique local cuisine around this small fish and the Titiwi Festival offers everyone else a chance to taste and enjoy it.
The village of Layou is on Dominica’s west coast, 20 minutes from Roseau, the capital. It is located at the mouth of Dominica’s longest river (the Layou River) and is therefore well-positioned for the natural phenomenon that brings thousands of small fish, the Titiwi, to its banks each month.
The Titiwi Festival began in 2007 and has since expanded and gained popularity each year.
Fun activities include zip-lining across the Layou River, ATV rides, boat rides, beach games, sack races and much more. There will also be plenty of food and drinks available as well as music and an arts and crafts exhibition.
The 2017 Titiwi Festival takes place from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September.
For more information, please visit the Layou Community Tourism Website http://layou.communitytourism.dm/events/titiwi-festivals/