This holiday commemorates the day when The Bahamas became a fully independent nation on July 10, 1973, separating from the United Kingdom. However, we remain a member of The Commonwealth of Nations.
The Christmas holiday is celebrated in The Bahamas with many carnivals and festivals. We also have adopted many of the same traditions and customs of other countries. These include gift-giving, feasting and sending Christmas cards.
This holiday marks the end of the Easter cycle and the beginning of public witness of the Christian church. It is the Monday after Whit Sunday, The Feast of Pentecost, which comes 50 days after Easter.
This event promises to get your adrenalin pumping. Box carts of all descriptions are designed and constructed by Elbow Cay locals and patrons, in time to participate in the annual 'Big Hill Box Cart' challenge and family fun day at the Hope Town race site. Participants can compete in the junior or senior category, and register on site before the race begins. Entry is free.
At this annual celebration of arts and crafts, local and international artists have their paintings, jewelry, carvings and other unique creations on display. While shopping and enjoying the beautiful scenery, you can also satisfy your appetite by sampling an assortment of tasty local hors d'oeuvres and sparkling drinks.
The celebration will feature the historical Guy Fawkes Competition, where judging of the Best Guy and Dancing of the Guy will be the highlight of the night. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to feast on delicious Bahamian food and drinks and gather around a huge bonfire with family and friends. Funds raised from this event will assist the Annual Island Roots Heritage Festival that is held the first weekend in May.
For the past seven years, many families have gathered together for a weekend of fun-filled sporting activities that encourages participation by all family members. There will be a one-mile open water swim, 5k Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, and 5k/10k/Run/Walk. Participants can choose to compete individually or on relay teams where awards will be presented to the top performers.
Year after year, many party goers gather on the shores of Great Guana Cay to enjoy the sounds of the renowned musician performing in a live free concert. Not only is there great music featured at the event, but there is also amazing food and excellent drinks.
A Treasure Cay sponsored event, this golf tournament is a fun-filled competition for the homeowners and any others that want to enter. They will play a full 18 holes and trophies will be awarded at a cocktail party and dinner when the day is done.
History, art, food and interactive displays are among the highlights at this annual event, coordinated through the Wyannie Malone Museum as a fundraiser. It is supported and attended by residents, second home-owners and visitors, who thoroughly enjoy all the festivities.