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.
Festivals & Culture
This signature event celebrates everything indigenous to The Berry Islands: Culture, People, Food, Drinks, etc. Residents and visitors participate in cultural heritage activities throughout the islands—Junkanoo, exciting Bahamian dance, music, a gospel concert, games, artistic exhibitions, souvenirs, food and drink, and a Kamalami Boat Race.
This two-day event will feature a variety of dishes made from conch, a conch cracking competition, dance competition, Junkanoo, games, Kamalami boat race, and beach activities.
This reception will honor our Second-home Owners, with an evening of Pot Luck dishes prepared by them and the locals. It will feature Junkanoo and cultural performances, and gift bags will be presented to the Second-home Owners. The R. N. Gomez School, together with Ripples of Hope, will offer an Art Auction, with proceeds donated to the school.
Visitors can experience Carnival locally, with a street party, costume and dance contest, food, and games. The fun takes place 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
This event will feature culinary competitions using conch; a variety of food made from conch; conch dance competitions; a presentation on conch conservation, plus Junkanoo, music, dancing and Bahamian games.
This church fair is held on Easter Monday each year as a fundraiser for St. Bartholomew. There will be delicious Bahamian food and non-alcoholic drinks on sale. Activities include Junkanoo, a Kamalami Boat Race, games, lots of beach fun for the entire family, and a major raffle.
This fair celebrates the annual 'coming back to the island' of friends and family. It is one of the largest events on The Berry Islands' calendar. The fun-filled day starts at sunrise with a White Elephant Sale; quality items will be available at inexpensive prices. There will be lots and lots of food, drinks, games and fun, plus a Marching Band and Junkanoo performances. The highlight of the event is the Grand Raffle, where you can snag a really good prize.
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 books will support the Red Cross. The fair is held every year on Whit Monday, beginning at 12:00 noon.
This festival will feature all aspects of Bahamian culture, from music to dance, food, arts, and poetry, plus Bahamian past-time competitions.
The event is organized by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and The Berry Islands Tourism Advisory Board.