This festival, which has been held in Panama for the last two years, is backed by the Office of the First Lady, Marta Linares de Martinelli, the Smithsonian Institute and other organizations. During the two-day festival, there will be performances by national and international bands, dances, plays, recitals and other educational activities, all within the framework of the theme 'the future of the earth and the creation of a sustainable social and economic model,' explained Ana Melissa Correa, president of Parque-Arte.
New this year at Festival Abierto are interactive pavilions run by local and international NGOs and social movements to teach more about how to conserve the country's natural resources and improve the quality of life. In addition, attendees will be able to learn about the innovative scientific research that the Smithsonian Institute is conducting in Panama.
About the Festival
The idea for Festival Abierto was born from the dream of living in a new Panama, where its environmentally-aware citizens use their actions and their words to make a positive and concrete impact on the environment, accepting their roles as initiators of significant changes in their society.
Admission to the event is free, since the aim is for all Panamanians to become educated on Panamanian diversity and endangered natural resources, including marine life and the animals of the tropical rainforest.
The festival will take place at the Omar Recreational and Cultural Park from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.