Festivals & Culture

Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade

The climax of the Bahamian Christmas is the Junkanoo Parade.  This parade is a tradition that has been passed down through generations for many years. Music is made from cowbells, goatskin drums and a number of other instruments, while the colorful costumes are designed from cardboard and crepe paper.

Atlantis Twilight Electric

Twilight Electric is an entertainment and art festival that is new to Atlantis, showcasing all the entertainment you’d ever want in one place. Come join them for a twilight celebration that will seduce your senses and fill your soul! Enjoy a unique festival playground at Paradise Harbour featuring the most spectacular live show Showtime at the Pink Flamingo and homegrown Bahamian flavours at every turn.

Twilight Electric will welcome guests every Wednesday through Sunday from April 13th through June 23rd.

The Bahamas Red Cross Fair

The fair opens at noon on Saturday and runs until midnight with music throughout the evening, including performances by Geno D, Sammy Star, Rick Carey, Dyson Knight, Spank Band, Rhythm Band, Sonovia Pierre, Osano Neely and Funky D. Both the Royal Bahamas Police Band and Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band will perform with the Defence Force expecting to share a musical tribute to Sir Sidney Poitier that they wrote for his recent 92nd birthday.

Inagua Salty Fest

This festival is the signature family oriented event for Inagua and is homecoming event for former residents of the island. It features an opening Ecumenical Church service, a gospel concert, live entertainment with visiting artists, salty games, domino tournament, ball games, youth talent competition, karate demonstrations, a cultural extravaganze, tours of the Morton Salt Company. Other activities include fishing trips, a junkanoo rushout, firework display and lots of indigenous food and drinks for sale. This event is held every year during the Emancipation Day Holiday weekend.

Berry Islands Heroes Festival

This three-day festival, a major fundraiser for The Berry Islands Heroes Day Committee, celebrates the islands' heroes with accolades, pump and pageantry. It includes a beach day with a variety of events — games, sailing, volleyball, and other competitions — plus food and drinks will be on sale and there will be performances by Bahamian musicians.

In addition to Dannenberg Beach, activities will also take place at Tamboo Club.

Berry Islands Fete

This two-day event, hosted by Pinder’s Liquor Store Club, allows participants to celebrate life, family and friends by just having a down home good time. There will be special pricing for food and drinks and you can enjoy games, competitions, music, and dancing in the street.

Mangrove Cay Seafood Festival

Mangrove Cay's Seafood Festival is in it's first year.  This event celebrates all things Seafood, from fish, conch, lobster, shrimp and much more, all prepared the down home Bahamian way. There will be fishing tournaments, games, live performances by Mangrove Cay's own Elon Moxey, and much more.

Venue: Dorsette Park, Mangrove Cay

General Admission: Adults $3.00  Kids $1.00

 

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