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Fun in Aruba Is Full Speed Ahead With “Arubapalooza”

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Aug. 1, 2014 /CNW/ — Even with summer in full swing, it’s never too early to look ahead to the start of autumn. Fall on the One happy island of Aruba marks the start of “Arubapalooza,” the seasonal extravaganza encompassing countless cultural, culinary, music and fashion-oriented events and festivals. Known for perfect weather and powdery white beaches, Aruba is celebrated as one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean. The cultural festivities fire up each Tuesday with the weekly Bonbini Festival, taking place in downtown Oranjestad in the outdoor courtyard of Fort Zoutman, Aruba’s oldest building. Meaning “welcome” in Aruba’s official language of Papiamento, “Bonbini” encourages visitors to sample the flavors, history, people, music and dance of the island during this spirited event. Each Thursday from 6-10 p.m. in the town of San Nicolas, the multicultural charms of Aruba’s “Sunrise City” are