This festival is the signature family-oriented event for Inagua and is a homecoming event for former residents of the island. It features an opening Ecumenical Church Service, a gospel concert, live entertainment with visiting artists, salty games, domino tournament, ball games, youth talent competition, karate demonstrations, a cultural extravaganza, tours of the Morton Salt Company, the Inagua National Park and the Inagua Lighthouse, fishing trips, a Junkanoo rush-out, fireworks, and lots of indigenous food and drinks for sale. It is held every year during the Emancipation Day holiday weekend.
Inagua Heritage & Salty Festival
Event Location Coordinates:
Organization / Contact:
Mr. Samuel Nixon, Jr.
Matthew Town Inagua
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.
Locals gather every week to dance and enjoy good ole Bahamian food prepared by ladies in the community. Everyone is welcome to join in. The event runs until 12:00 midnight.
Every Friday Night the Governor's Harbour Development Association holds a Fish Fry at Anchor Bay in Governor's Harbour. This event attracts many tourists and locals every week. Proceeds from the event benefit the annual Homecoming and various projects within the community.
Bring the entire family out to a fun-filled day of Bahamian music, bouncing castle, cash prize competitions, and delicious eats and drinks.