Premier stop for Bahamian souvenirs.
The Welcome Centre is designed to give the nearly 4 million visitors who come to The Bahamas each year a true Bahamian experience and the opportunity to purchase, quality, authentic Bahamian made souvenirs and craft items.
Designed by award winning Bahamian architect Jackson Burnside, Festival Place, with its vibrant colours, reflects the architectural style of a Bahamian village. The colours and the design of Festival Place evoke a time when Bahamian artisans and crafts men and women practiced their art and trade in small island communities.
With over 45 artisans and trade persons, visitors and patrons can sip a cup of Bahamian-blended tea while they wait for the finishing touches to be placed on a special straw bag or a quilt or a painting by a Bahamian artist. They can munch on Bahamian sweets and treats like coconut and pineapple tarts as they stroll through walkways and lanes named after magical and inviting towns in the islands; names like, Settler's Way, Andros Avenue, Queen's Highway and Barratarre Way.
A tour desk is available where cruise and hotel guests can obtain information on land and water based tours, attractions and general information on The Islands of The Bahamas.
Other services at Festival Place include scooter rental, hair braiding, taxi and ferry boat operations.
Visitors can join in and dance to the live Bahamian music in the outdoor square on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Operating hours are Monday - Sunday from 8:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.
Nassau Walking Tours
Allow an experience Walking Tour Guide to show you around historical Nassau in just 90 minutes. In the company of an experience Walking Tour Guide you will learn about Historic Nassau in just 90 minutes. Along the way, you'll discover our country's past that is steeped in over 250 years of democratic tradition. You'll learn about our government, historic buildings, heroes, values, ways and customs. Interested persons can find a Tour Guide located in Festival Place or call 302-walk(9255). Booking Tours Nassau Walking Tours depart twice daily, (except Sundays), at 10:00a.m. and 2:00p.m. leaving Festival Place at 10:00a.m. from the Bust of Sir Milo Butler, in Rawson Square. The cost of the tour is $10.00. Tour fees are paid in cash directly to the guide. ^ return to top
- List of current Festival Place Tenants
- Audrey Allen
- Christina Robinson
- Geleta Wilson
- Greg Bullard
- Helen Klonaris
- Treasures of The Sea
Ms. Ecarscha Smith
Asst. Manager of Cruise & Maritime Development
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Festival Place, Prince George Dock
P.O. Box N-3701 Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 502-9150
Fax: (242) 326-5346