Festivals & Culture

The Bluff Homecoming

This homecoming brings descendants of the settlement back home to have fun and frolic with family and friends. Festivities will include live band performances, the Little Ms. Bluff-Eleuthera Beauty Pageant, Bahamian food and drinks. 

Deep Creek Conch Fest

This event was designed to promote the Deep Creek settlement and to share its cultural heritage with the younger members of the community, descendants and visitors. It offers down home cooking, Rake and Scrape music, talent shows, arts and craft.

Pineapple Fest

First introduced in 1988, this annual festival is a celebration of the tradition of pineapple farming in Eleuthera, and honors the pineapple farmers for their outstanding contributions to the community. It is designed around the harvesting of pineapples, to create awareness of this once lucrative and important agricultural heritage.

Annual Backyard Festival

During this annual festival, the entire Fig Tree area on Bay Street is transformed into a "Backyard." Locals and visitors get together to celebrate Bahamian culture, music and crafts. It also features live band performances and a Junkanoo rush-out by two groups.

Festival Noel

This is the Rand Nature Centre's signature holiday festival, offering an evening of wine and arts, featuring local artists of various mediums, and a varied selection of locally available wines. All funds raised go to the Bahamas National Trust for further development of national parks in The Bahamas.

Meeting of the Minds : Culinary Fusion

This event brings together Grand Bahama Island's food and beverage industry, offering an opportunity for businesses to network with their peers, industry buyers and suppliers. Also, culinary artists will showcase their services and products with live cooking/mixology demonstrations and sampling of food, beer, and wine. Venue is the Canal House at Pelican Bay Hotel in Lucaya. 

McLean’s Town Conch Cracking Festival

This annual homecoming event began in 1972 and attracts both domestic and international visitors, who enthusiastically vie for the coveted and authentically Bahamian designed conch trophy, awarded to the best Conch Cracker in the country. The festival features lots of conch-themed dishes, other food and drinks, locally made souvenirs, as well as a full day of activities that both adults and children can participate in, competitions and exciting live entertainment.

You can register for events upon arrival or just before start time. There is a $5 fee to participate.

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