This is the first of an annual event, which will be sponsored by a different island in the southern Berry Islands each year, along with the Ministry of Tourism. Chub Cay is this year's host and the day of fun and socializing will include Bahamian delicacies, culture, music, a scavenger hunt and other games, in addition to the presentation of gifts to homeowners.
Festivals & Culture
Visitors can experience Carnival locally, with a street party, costume and dance contest, food, and games. The fun takes place 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
This event will feature culinary competitions using conch; a variety of food made from conch; conch dance competitions; a presentation on conch conservation, plus Junkanoo, music, dancing and Bahamian games.
This two-day fundraiser starts on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Anglican Church. All other churches on the island are invited to participate, in addition to national performers. Easter will be celebrated in a concert of music, with gospel bands and liturgical dance groups.
On Easter Monday, there is a church fair at Dannenberg Beach, starting at 11:00 am. There will be delicious Bahamian food and drinks on sale (no alcohol), Junkanoo, a Kamalami Boat race, games and lots of beach fun for the entire family.
This fair celebrates the annual 'coming back to the island' of friends and family. It is one of the largest events on The Berry Islands' calendar. The fun-filled day starts at sunrise with a White Elephant Sale; quality items will be available at inexpensive prices. There will be lots and lots of food, drinks, games and fun, plus a Marching Band and Junkanoo performances. The highlight of the event is the Grand Raffle, where you can snag a really good prize.
All of the communities in Acklins gather for a family fun day of games, rides and live music. Local foods and drinks will be for sale. Proceeds from raffle ticket books will support the Red Cross. The fair is held every year on Whit Monday, beginning at 12:00 noon.
Activities will include: music by a DJ, Live band, Rake N Scrape Band, Junkanoo, plus fire and limbo dancers. The festival will feature all aspects of Bahamian culture, from music to dance, food, arts, and poetry, plus Bahamian past-time competitions. The fun takes place 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
This annual event is spearheaded by the five Methodist Churches in the Central Eleuthera Region of The Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. The aroma of delicious native dishes, mouth watering deserts and an assortment of drinks and teas will fill the air and the temptation to taste everything will be hard to resist. In addition to tasting all of the scrumptious food you can also purchase authentically Bahamian crafts, paintings and jewellery. This exciting festival attracts locals and visitors, for a down home flavor filled experience.
This series of three summer festivals is organized by the Abaco Tourist Office to showcase the vibrant and exciting Bahamian culture. Both locals and tourist have the opportunity to enjoy delicious local foods, great entertainment, Junkanoo rush-outs, beautiful local crafts, and a host of other cultural presentations.
Over the past few years, the Island Roots Heritage Festival has become quite a hit throughout the historic New Plymouth settlement on Green Turtle Cay. The festival showcases and celebrates the relationship between New Plymouth and its sister settlement Key West, Florida, in the USA. The event is very well organized and features lots of educational facts about the relationship between the two cities, great Bahamian food and entertainment, and beautiful straw pieces and other unique craft items for sale.