Junkanoo is the National Festival of the Bahamas, it represents our roots and it is our heritage. Today it is a traditional rally to cowbells, whistles and goat skin drums as customed revelers dance away. Come feel the rush Eleuthera style.
Festivals & Culture
This event is organized and sponsored by the One Eleuthera Foundation, and features dance, music, art, culture, heritage design advocacy, education, action, service, friendship and the connection of communities.
The annual Junkanoo Summer Festival is the place to be! It features a variety of Bahamian food, games, music and lots of fun, with a Junkanoo rush-out as the main feature.
Come and join in the activities, fun and games as we celebrate our culture. Entertainment include, live band performance, junkanoo rushout, kiddies corner and marching band.
Independence Day Weekend Events:
- Friday - National Pride Day, T-shirt Day
- Saturday - Technically Single Fete (paint, powder and water) Graham's Harbour, United Estates. 8pm - until
- Sunday - Rising of the Flag Ceremony Almond Tree Park 9pm
- Monday - All Day Picnic 12:pm-6:pm, Cook out and live music 6pm - 12:am Land Fall Park
- Monday midnight Fire Works. Land Fall Park
This is the oldest festival in the country, held the second Tuesday in August every year, and it commemorates the freeing of enslaved Africans in The Bahamas. Residents of Fox Hill celebrate the 1838 emancipation of their ancestors from slavery by the British with church services, Bahamian food and drinks, singing, and dancing.
3rd Annual Bimini Bread & Seafood Cook-Off, this event provides an opportunity for the Biminites and industry Partners to showcase what is unique about the Bimini Breads and Seafood preparation to the many guest expected for the start of the Tourist season.
The celebration will feature the historical Guy Fawkes Competition, where judging of the Best Guy and Dancing of the Guy will be the highlight of the night. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to feast on delicious Bahamian food and drinks and gather around a huge bonfire with family and friends. Funds raised from this event will assist the Annual Island Roots Heritage Festival that is held the first weekend in May.
This welcome reception is hosted by the Harbour Island Tourist Office to welcome all guests to the island and say thank you for choosing the destination.
History, art, food and interactive displays are among the highlights at this annual event, coordinated through the Wyannie Malone Museum as a fundraiser. It is supported and attended by residents, second home-owners and visitors, who thoroughly enjoy all the festivities.