This annual celebration on Acklins begins with a combined church service, with all the churches taking part. There will be a raising of The Bahamas flag and the Police retreat drill at night. Family Day festivities at Regatta Park will include live entertainment, reading of Bahamian poems, Bahamian singers, drama/skits, native dishes, remarks by leading citizens in the community and firework.
Festivals & Culture
This annual event brings descendants, residents, and visitors together in a fun social atmosphere. Activities include a church service, entertainment by Bahamian artists, a variety of games, plus Bahamian food, drinks and pastries will be on sale.
All of the communities in Acklins gather for a family fun day of games, rides and live music. Local foods and drinks will be for sale. Proceeds from raffle ticket tickets will support the Red Cross. The fair is held every year on The Bahamas Labour Day holiday, beginning at 12:00 noon.
Descendants, residents, and visitors come together at this annual event in a fun social atmosphere. Activities include a church service, entertainment by Bahamian artists, Old Gospel Concert, beauty pageants, a fashion show, Mr. Homecoming, basketball and volleyball tournaments. Games include Easter Egg Hunt, egg-in-the spoon race, dominoes, apple on a string, Hula-Hoop, conch cracking, balancing food/field basket on head for the elderly ladies. Bahamian food, drinks and pastries will be on sale. This event is held every year on Easter weekend.
This is the party of the year on Long Island and it is a great way to bring in the New Year! It is open to hotel guests and the general public and the resort goes all out for the many guests that usually attend. A large, scrumptious buffet-style dinner is provided, along with a number of pastries for dessert. There is live entertainment by a local band, plus there are prizes, limbo-dancing and fireworks. Reservations are required, due to limited seating, and dress is formal.
This fair raises funds to assist with the maintenance and building projects of the seven Catholic churches on the island. Native dishes, music, games and fun for the whole family will be available.
Enjoy an evening of music, singing, and holiday merriment at the Long Island Library & Museum in Buckleys.
This annual musical festival, held every year during the Bahamas Labour Day weekend, is the signature event for Cat Island. It showcases the sensuous, rhythmic vibe of the island's premier Rake and Scrape music, performed by local and national artists. It also features a Gospel concert, Battle of the Rake & Scrape Bands, quadrille dancing, a children's corner with games and a fishermen and farmers' market. During the festival, guests can partake of "Down Home" Cat Island cuisine, purchase locally made crafts such as jewelry and straw items.