FESTIVALS & EVENTS

JULYGoombay Summer FestivalA weekly Bahamian cultural display will take place every Thursday evening at Taino Beach. For complete details of this event, please contact Grand Bahama Ministry of Tourism at 242-350-8600.or more information contact: Ministry of Tourism 350-8600 Elaine Smith esmith@bahamas.com.

JULYNational Independence CeremonyPThe Bahamas celebrates 40 years as an independent nation. Events are planned across The Islands of The Bahamas. For more information contact: Ministry for Grand Bahama (242) 352-8525

JULY3rd Annual Sweeting’s Cay Heritage FestivalHomecoming cultural festival on Sweeting’s Cay, off the East End of Grand Bahama. For more information contact: Elaine Smith: esmith@bahamas.com or, Renamae Symonette: rsymonette@bahamas.com (242) 350-8600

AUGUST7th Annual High Rock SeafestHomecoming cultural festival in the High Rock settlement, in east Grand Bahama. For more information contact: Elaine Smith: esmith@bahamas.com or, Renamae Symonette: rsymonette@bahamas.com (242) 350-8600

The Junkanoo Festival is a showcase of Bahamian culture Junkanoo!Junkanoo is an important Bahamian cultural event that recognizes a special time in the history of The Islands of The Bahamas. During the pre-Emancipation era, slaves created Junkanoo to celebrate their three (3) days off each year – December 25th and 26th and January 1st. Our annual Junkanoo parades feature a vibrant display of flamboyant handmade costumes, indigenous music and special themes. The Boxing Day and New Year’s parades are held at East Mall Drive on December 26th and January 1st; and, The Junkanoo Summer Festival is held at Taino Beach from mid-July to mid-August.

On-going EventsPEOPLE –TO- PEOPLELet a Bahamian introduce you to The Bahamas! Participate in our People to People program, where you will meet warm and genial Bahamians. For more information contact the Ministry of Tourism’s People to People Department at (242) 352-8044 or email dhuyler@bahamas.com.

FISH FRYEnjoy delicious fried fish, potato bread, conch salad and many more Bahamian dishes every Wednesday at Smith’s Point. This event starts at 6:30 in the evening.

CRAB FESTEnjoy delicious native crab, the popular Bahamian drink gully wash, at the Garden Café (formerly the Churchill Pub). This is held every Friday at 5 p.m., for further information contact (242) 351-2696.

GRAND BAHAMA REGATTAAmateur captains from all over the world take on nature and each other in an exciting sailing competition. Whether you are a spectator or participant, our annual regatta has something for everyone – great Bahamian food, sweet island music and a spectacular show. Held June 19 – 21, for more information e-mail rpinder@bahamas.com.

Port Lucaya Marketplace Weekly Entertainment

Monday Legends Dixi Land Band 8:00 p.m. – Midnight
Tuesday Mango One Man Band 8:00 p.m. – 11 PM
Wednesday Pre-recorded Bahamian Music until Midnight
Thursday Karaoke with Hubert 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 PM.  DJ until Midnight.
Friday Live Bahamian Band 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Native Show 9:30 p.m. featuring ‘Emperor Duke’ Limbo Show
Saturday Live Bahamian Band 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. DJ music until Midnight
Sunday Gospel Fest featuring local Church choirs, dancers and bands on occassion. Many Moods of Methice 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.  DJ music until Midnight.
posted on December 12, 2018, at 5:00 am
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