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Festivals & Events on Grand Bahama

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!

Festivals & Events

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“The Grand Life” Junkanoo Carnival Celebration

Grand Bahama will jumpstart the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival festivities with “The Grand Life” experience during a two-day celebration on April 17 and 18.

December 2014

Dec 27
Saturday
New Edition In Concert

Jingle Ball at Grand Lucayan

Join us on December 27, 2014 at Grand Luayan, Bahamas for the Jingle Ball featuring Bobby Brown and Visage!  Click here to make your booking now!

August 2014

Aug 4
Monday

7th Annual High Rock Seafest

Homecoming 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

July 2014

Jul 21
Monday

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: ,mailto:esmith@bahamas.com or, Renamae Symonette: rsymonette@bahamas.com (242) 350-8600

Jul 20
Sunday

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: haroldmcphee@hotmail.com

Jul 19
Saturday

3rd Annual Sweeting’s Cay Heritage Festival

Homecoming 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

Jul 9
Wednesday

National Independence Ceremony

The 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

Jul 3-31
Thursday - Thursday

Goombay Summer Festival

A 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.

Year Round Events

People-to-People

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 dhuyler@bahamas.com.

Fish Fry

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.

Crab Fest

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.

Grand Bahama Regatta

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 rpinder@bahamas.com.

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