Junkanoo Celebrations

This community-based Junkanoo parade blends the traditional music and dance of Junkanoo with local variants, making for unique entertainment. Hundreds of residents and visitors alike gather for this annual reunion.

Organization / Contact:
Mr. Brian Cleare
Phone:
(242) 3291170
Venue:
Morgans Drive

Address

Nicoll's Town North Andros
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