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Festivals & Events

Grand Bahama Island Festivals & Events

Every day is a holiday on Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year. Plan your vacation around some of the island's well-known festivals and you'll end up with a one-of-a kind Bahamian experience. From the biggest cultural events to the local festivities in neighboring towns, there's always something happening on Grand Bahama Island!


February 6-28, 2014

Grand Bahama Artist's Assocation Annual Valentine Art Exhibition

Local and international artists gather in the Glory Banks Art Gallery to present their latest eclectic collection of still life, abstracts, island life, sea and landscape works in a variety of mediums that will whet the palette of art collectors and art novices alike. For more information contact: Del Foxton, GB Artists Association 353-4333 or, Cecilia Bodie, The Rand Nature Centre:  (242) 352-5438                                    


April 19, 2014

West End Junior Sailing Regatta

For more information contact: Ministry of Tourism 350-8600 Elaine Smith


April 21, 2014

15th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival

Pelican Point's Homecoming Festival held annually on Easter Monday.  Come out and experience coconut in more ways than you can count. For more information contact:Elaine Smith: or Renamae Symonette: (242) 350-8600.


May 1-7, 2014

Hunt for Bonefish

Bonefishing challenge to help support Alzheimer's Disease.  For more information contact Doug Brade (404) 373-6154 or Rosalyn Pinder


May 5, 2014

World Labryinth Day "Walk as One at One"

In celebration of World Labyrinth Day, you are invited to “Walk as One at 1” to effect a rolling wave of peaceful energy as the world turns. For more information contact: Ivy Elden, The Garden of the Groves:  (242) 374-7778 


May 31, 2014

Eight Mile Rock International Cultural Festival

A celebration of the various cultures that now call Grand Bahama home, including Haitian, Jamaican & Philipino. For more information contact: Elaine Smith: or, Renamae Symonette:  (242) 350-8600  


June 20, 2014

Grand Bahama Regatta

Sailers from various island of The Bahamas will converge to compete in different races. Spectators can enjoy a festive environment of food, drinks, music and other entertainment throughout the weekend For more information contact: Harold McPhee:  


June 21, 2014

3rd Annual West End Snapper Tournament & Festival

Part fishing tournament, part cultural festival. Good times for everyone! (West End) For more information contact: Elaine Smith:  or, Renamae Symonette: (242) 350-8600 



The Junkanoo Festival is a showcase of Bahamian cultureJunkanoo!

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 Events

Let 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

Enjoy 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.

Enjoy 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.

Amateur 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

Port Lucaya Marketplace Weekly Entertainment


Legends Dixi Land Band 8:00 p.m. – Midnight


Mango One Man Band 8:00 p.m. – 11 PM


Pre-recorded Bahamian Music until Midnight


Karaoke with Hubert 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 PM.  DJ until Midnight.


Live Bahamian Band 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Native Show 9:30 p.m. featuring 'Emperor Duke' Limbo Show


Live Bahamian Band 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. DJ music until Midnight


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.


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