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.
Festivals & Culture
This church fair is held on Easter Monday each year as a fundraiser for St. Bartholomew. There will be delicious Bahamian food and non-alcoholic drinks on sale. Activities include Junkanoo, a Kamalami Boat Race, games, lots of beach fun for the entire family, and a major raffle.
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.
This festival will feature all aspects of Bahamian culture, from music to dance, food, arts, and poetry, plus Bahamian past-time competitions.
The event is organized by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and The Berry Islands Tourism Advisory Board.
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. This exciting festival attracts locals and visitors, for a down home flavor filled experience. Music will also be provided by local entertainers. This is an event you don't want to miss.
This series of two 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.
This exciting cultural event, held annually, attracts many visitors and locals alike to the streets of Marsh Harbour. Senior and Junior Junkanoo groups compete to win the attention of spectators and most importantly the judges, through their elaborate costumes, dance moves and soul touching music, with hopes of being named the best group on the island. It is held over a two-night period, with the junior competition being held on the first night and the senior on the last night.
This event is an exciting time for the whole family. The Thursday evening gospel explosion launches the weekend of activities. Renowned local and visiting artists and other gospel artists will be performing. The festival also features an awesome lineup of The Bahamas’ most popular and talented musicians and local musicians. Arts and crafts, such as wood and conchshell carvings, will be on sale, along with Bahamian dishes. There will be lots of activities for kids as well as adults, including storytelling, singing, how-to exhibitions, an early dinner show, and lots more.