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.
Grand Bahama Island
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 festival will feature entertainment by local artists, as well as artists from around The Bahamas. A variety of beers will be offered for sale.
Contact: Mr. Troveldo Ellis / (242) 339-1635
This weekly event takes place in the quaint settlement of Smith's Point every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. You can experience Bahamian food, drinks and 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 annual invitational basketball tournament features local and international teams in friendly competition. High school teams from throughout the United States and The Bahamas will participate.
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 tournament is designed to foster a competitive angling atmosphere in pursuit of a specific species of fish.
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.
This annual swim race and beach party raises funds for the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA). It features DJ music, and food and drinks will be on sale.
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