This annual festival celebrates the culture and heritage of Palmetto Point. Activities include live band performances, fashion and cultural shows, an art competition and games.
Festivals & Culture
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.
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.
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.
High Rockʼs annual homecoming festival celebrates the bounties of the sea. You can enjoy live performances by local bands, a Junkanoo Rush-out, and the culinary delights including all the fish, conch and lobster you can eat!
The Bahamas celebrates 42 years as an independent nation. Events are planned throughout Grand Bahama Island in commemoration of this significant event in the life of our nation.
At this festival, you can experience live Bahamian music, great local cuisine, authentically Bahamian Arts and crafts, Junkanoo and lots more!
A Cultural festival highlighting the heritage of Freetown, the first place where slaves were freed in 1834. The main event, the Fire Hearth Cooking Competition, colloquially referred to as “fire half”, is one that is historically etched into the culture of the Freetown community, highlighting the tradition of using fire control to cook meals for their families. The day long festival will feature traditional games and competitions like pineapple eating, washboard and tin tub races.
It will be held on Gold Rock Creek East (site of Pirates of the Caribbean film set).
The Music, Model and Talent Showcase of the Islands (Island MMTS) is an exclusive event where international agents and industry executives journey to The Bahamas to scout entertainment, acting and modeling talent from the Caribbean region.
Island MMTS brings together top industry professionals from across the globe, whose business is to identify and develop future stars!
This very popular Christmas Festival takes place every year on the first Saturday in December, kicking off the holiday season in The Abacos and bringing together family and friends from near and far. Activities at the festival include early Christmas shopping at the Arts & Crafts Bazaar, a Food Court filled with Bahamian dishes, performances from Choirs, Quartets, Soloists, Marching and Calypso Bands, a Junkanoo Parade, a Dog Show and other festive activities.