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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.

*Due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, some Festivals and Events have been postponed, canceled, or moved to a virtual experience.  Please see below the events that are currently scheduled.  For any inquiry, please email us: [email protected]

Festivals & Events

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December 2021

Dec 7
Tuesday

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

Dec 25-31
Saturday - Friday

2021 HOLIDAY SEASON AT LIGHOUSE POINTE, GRAND LUCAYAN

CHRISTMAS 2021

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

Dec 25-31
Saturday - Friday

2021 HOLIDAY SEASON AT VIVA WYNDHAM FORTUNA ALL-INCLUSIVE BEACH RESORT

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

See details of Viva Wyndham Fortuna Christmas Activities program 2021

 

Dec 26-26
Sunday - Sunday

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
Friday

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

 

Dec 31
Friday

STONED CRAB NEW YEAR’S EVE 2021

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

 

Dec 31
Friday

SABOR NEW YEAR’S EVE 2021

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.

Join Chef Emmanuel and Team as they present New Year's Eve 2021 - "Resilient Grand Bahama"

Get your ticket to reserve your seat, tickets are available @ the restaurant and Pelican Bay hotel lobby. Party starts at 8 pm until, live music by DJ Money.  Call: 242-373-5588 or 242-374-4873

June 2022

Jun 2-4
Thursday - Saturday

BATTLE GROUND BAHAMAS FISHING TOURNAMENT

!! save the date !!

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

Learn more about this event

Book your hotel stay now

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visit tournament organizers website

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.

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.

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

Dec 7
Tuesday

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