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]
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!!!
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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].
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
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