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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 and Events are coming back – bigger & better!  Please see below the events that are currently scheduled.  Check back often for updates. For any inquiry, please email us: [email protected]

Festivals & Events

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April 2022

Apr 19-10
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Port Lucaya Marketplace Events

Enjoy beautiful Freeport, Grand Bahama Island at the Port Lucaya Marketplace!  Port Lucaya is the largest shopping, dining, and entertainment open-air facility in the Bahamas. With over forty specialty stores and boutiques, twelve restaurants to tempt any palate, and twelve bars/lounges for late-night entertainment, you are sure to celebrate your holiday season right. The Marketplace boasts a wide variety of Duty-Free stores, two generously stocked Straw Markets, a Craft Centre, and Tiki Huts filled with Bahamian craft and souvenir items. Visit the famous Coconut & Fruit Daiquiri Stand and Daddy Brown’s Conch & Seafood Stand for authentic Bahamian Island treats. The Marketplace Square will have you dancing to Bahamian and International music all day and night long. Everyone wants to be here – to shop, dine, have fun and relax.

Port Lucaya Marketplace….it’s everything you came to Grand Bahama for and more!!!

June 2022

Jun 2-4
Thursday - Saturday

BATTLE GROUND BAHAMAS FISHING TOURNAMENT

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June 2nd - 4th, 2022

Founded in 2020 by a group of avid fishermen native to the island of Grand Bahama; the goal is to showcase the skill it takes to be a true angler and experience what it's like to find the Big Fish. BattleGround Bahamas embraces the world-class offshore fishing community by promoting comradery through competition.

As fellow members of the Grand Bahama community, we have teamed up with GB Rotary Club and will assist with a donation to the GB Rotary Disaster Relief Committee.

We look to provide a Fun, Family Friendly atmosphere for the whole community, and promote safe boating practices while bringing back the excitement of a tournament to the island. This will also serve as a platform to spread awareness of our current ecological concerns throughout the islands.

Plans are currently underway for 2022.  Be sure to check back for updates.  In the meantime, please enjoy details and photos from 2021

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Book your hotel stay now

visit tournament organizers website

July 2022

Jul 7-28
Thursday - Thursday

Goombay Summer Festival

GOOMBAY SUMMER FESTIVAL IS BACK!!!

The Ministry of Tourism’s annual summer festival features live displays of Bahamian culture in the form of food, dance & music.

Held every Thursday in July – 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, you will be able to experience the local culture as you listen to the sweet sounds of "Goombay", indulge in local delicacies, browse through the most authentic Bahamian arts and crafts, and dance to the beat of Junkanoo!

For further inquiries, please email us at [email protected]

October 2022

Oct 12
Wednesday

National Heroes Day

The second Monday in October, formerly known as "Discovery Day" or "Columbus Day," has now been dedicated to honoring Bahamian national heroes since 2013. An official National Heroes Day ceremony is held with a keynote speech by the Prime Minister, and heroes from a cross-section of civil society are celebrated with a week of activities.

Many people enjoy the day with family gatherings and beach picnics.

November 2022

Nov 5-5
Saturday - Saturday

34th Annual Conchman Triathlon

WE ARE BACK!
The Conchman Committee is extremely excited to share that their 2022 race is officially open for registration!
After two (long) years of absence, the Committee is hard at work preparing for the upcoming race! There are a few surprises and some new things coming this year and they cannot wait to share it with everyone. Make sure you follow the official social media site and subscribe to the newsletter so you never miss an update!

For more information: GBPA Conchman Triathlon 

Click here For Registration

Nov 9-13
Wednesday - Sunday

Bernie Russell Memorial Pool Tournament (BRMPT)

Sun, Fun, and Pool!

In September 2011 the Bernie Russell Memorial Pool Tournament (BRMPT) was founded and is the brainchild of Kevin 'Shaggy' Miller as a warm-up to the Bahamas Shootout. Shaggy saw this as an opportunity to honor a fellow pool player, Mr. Bernel "Bernie" Russell, and a singles 32-player event was created. The BRMPT has since replaced The Bahamas Shootout and is now the largest tournament in the Bahamas. In 2016 a significant change in the venue was made moving the event from the local pool room to the Grand Lucayan Ballroom, and High Country Promotions started running the tournament and providing the pool tables. Growth, comradery, and fun is a big part in this event and is what keeps us going. The fun stuff - beach parties, bonfires, snorkeling, Bahama Mamas (drinks and ladies) - are just a few off-table events you can look forward to while attending the BRMPT. In further keeping with honoring Bernie, we changed the dates from September to November and as close as possible to Bernie's birthday, November 10.

"Bernie was my teammate and a good friend and it's certainly a privilege  to say I had a hand in this tournament that is so looked forward to by players throughout the Bahamas and even now from other parts of the world." Kevin Miller

This year's event we'll be giving out our 1st Gary Benson Award in honor of our friend and pioneer in the promotion and growth of organized pool tournaments in Grand Bahama.​

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL STAY NOW! or call 1-855-708-6671

December 2022

Dec 25-31
Sunday - Saturday

HOLIDAY SEASON AT LIGHTHOUSE POINTE, GRAND LUCAYAN

HERE'S CHRISTMAS 2021.  START PLANNING NOW FOR 2022

Join in the fun and excitement this holiday season at Lighthouse Pointe, Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama Island.

Christmas Info 2021

NEW YEARS EVE 2021

NYE Info 2021

Check back for 2022 details

Dec 25-31
Sunday - Saturday

HOLIDAY SEASON AT VIVA WYNDHAM FORTUNA ALL-INCLUSIVE BEACH RESORT

Viva Wyndham Fortuna's Holiday Season is always action-packed!  Grand Bahama Island's #1 All-Inclusive Beach Resort!  Join the Team for all the fun and dining events starting December 24th.

Take a look at 2021's line-up and start planning to be here for 2022.

See details of Viva Wyndham Fortuna Christmas Activities program 2021

Check back for 2022 details

Dec 26-26
Monday - Monday

Boxing Day

This holiday was granted to slaves the day after Christmas, when they were given the boxes left over from their master’s gifts. These boxes usually were sent from England and were well-crafted from fine wood. Hence the holiday is known as Boxing Day.

Junkanoo parades take place on some islands to commemorate the day.

Dec 31
Saturday

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2021 PORT LUCAYA MARKETPLACE

Port Lucaya Marketplace is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment open-air facility in the Bahamas!!  Join them this New Year's Eve for a night to remember on beautiful Grand Bahama Island

 

Check back for 2022 details

Dec 31
Saturday

STONED CRAB NEW YEAR’S EVE

Join Stoned Crab because "We know how to party... join us for New Year's!! 🙌🏽🍾🥂💫🇧🇸💗 See you at the Beach!! 💋" - Team Stoned Crab

Check back for 2022 Details

Dec 31
Saturday

SABOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

Sabor is one of Grand Bahama Island’s newest and freshest places to savor all the tastes of the tropics. With its innovative fusion menu and new wave beat, Sabor is one of the hottest restaurants in the Bahamas.

Chef Emmanuel and Team presented an exciting New Year's Eve in 2021 - "Resilient Grand Bahama". Plan to be here for 2022!

Get your ticket to reserve your seat.  Call: 242-373-5588 or 242-374-4873

Check back for 2022 Event details

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) 350-8600 or email [email protected].

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.

TONY MACARONI CONCH EXPERIENCE – BONFIRE ON THE BEACH

JOIN TONY MACARONI ON HIS DECK AT TAINO BEACH, GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC, DANCING EATING, AND DRINKING.  A CASUAL EVENING EXPERIENCE!

EVERY TUESDAY 6PM - UNTIL

FLYING FISH GASTRO BAR CASUAL SUNDAYS

It’s Sunday! That means music on the dock! Reserve your spot now. 242-801-5052

Oct 31-27
Thursday - Thursday

Karaoke Night