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!
Part fishing tournament, part cultural festival, this annual event offers good times for all! You can compete for the most snappers caught by weight, the largest snapper caught, fish scaling and best seasoned fish. There will also be delicious food and drink, fun and games for the whole family, as well as live entertainment. Venue is the West End Community Park in West Grand Bahama Island.
The People-to-People Tea Party is a signature activity hosted by The Ministry of Tourism's People-to-People department as a part od thier ambassador programme. The programme pairs Bahamian residents with visitors to share experiences and build relationships while enjoying native bush tea and other Bahamian delicacies.
Bahamas Independence Celebrations: Grand Bahama Island
The Bahamas celebrates 43 years as an independent nation. Events are planned throughout Grand Bahama Island in commemoration of this significant event in the life of our nation.
Contact: Ministry for Grand Bahama / (242) 352-8525
Aug 1 Monday
High Rock Sea Fest
High Rockʼs annual homecoming festival celebrates the bounties of the sea. You can enjoy live performances by local bands, a Junkanoo Rush-out, and the culinary delights including all the fish, conch and lobster you can eat!
Venue is the High Rock Primary School Grounds, located near the sea in East Grand Bahama Island.
An exhilarating street festival in West Grand Bahama (August 6, 13, 20). Junkanoo groups will be participating in competitions in the following categories: music, choreography, costumes. Attendees can enjoy the best of the west, with junkanoo rush outs and cultural expression for the entire family.
This annual homecoming event began in 1972 and attracts both domestic and international visitors, who enthusiastically vie for the coveted and authentically Bahamian designed conch trophy, awarded to the best Conch Cracker in the country. The festival features lots of conch-themed dishes, other food and drinks, locally made souvenirs, as well as a full day of activities that both adults and children can participate in, competitions and exciting live entertainment.
Venue is McLean’s Town in East Grand Bahama Island.
Sports enthusiasts have been gathering at Taino Beach in Lucaya every year since 1986 for a grueling 0.5 mile (1k) swim, 20 mile (25k) bike ride and 3.5 mile (5k) run. Starting time for the Conchman on Saturday is 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon for the Iron Kids Race.
This annual invitational basketball tournament features local and international teams in friendly competition. Games take place at the Jack Hayward High School Gymnasium in Freeport. High school teams from through out the United States and The Bahamas will participate.
This event brings together Grand Bahama Island's food and beverage industry, offering an opportunity for businesses to network with their peers, industry buyers and suppliers. Also, culinary artists will showcase their services and products with live cooking/mixology demonstrations and sampling of food, beer, and wine. Venue is the Manor House at Grand Lucayan Resort.
This is the Rand Nature Centre's signature holiday festival, offering an evening of wine and arts, featuring local artists of various mediums, and a varied selection of locally available wines. All funds raised go to the Bahamas National Trust for further development of national parks in The Bahamas. Venue is the Rand Nature Centre in Freeport.
Contact: The Bahamas National Trust / (242) 352-5438
Mar 24-27 Friday - Monday
The Ministry of Tourism in partnership with Bishop Henry Fernandez Ministries will be hosting Faith Fest Conference on Grand Bahama Island.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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