Junkanoo

Abaco "Love Rush" Junkanoo Weekend

This exciting cultural event, held annually, attracts many visitors and locals alike to the streets of Marsh Harbour. Senior and Junior Junkanoo groups compete to win the attention of spectators and most importantly the judges, through their elaborate costumes, dance moves and soul touching music, with hopes of being named the best group on the island. It is held over a two-night period, with the junior competition being held on the first night and the senior on the last night.

Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival

This event is an exciting time for the whole family. The Thursday evening gospel explosion launches the weekend of activities. Renowned local and visiting artists and other gospel artists will be performing. The festival also features an awesome lineup of The Bahamas’ most popular and talented musicians and local musicians. Arts and crafts, such as wood and conchshell carvings, will be on sale, along with Bahamian dishes. There will be lots of activities for kids as well as adults, including storytelling, singing, how-to exhibitions, an early dinner show, and lots more.

Back to The Bay

Descendants of Tarpum Bay and visitors gather for fun activities that will include a Gospel Concert, Hat Show, Junkanoo rush-out and Competition, cultural/talent shows, native food and drinks. Proceeds will go towards community projects. 

Pineapple Fest

First introduced in 1988, this annual festival is a celebration of the tradition of pineapple farming in Eleuthera, and honors the pineapple farmers for their outstanding contributions to the community. It is designed around the harvesting of pineapples, to create awareness of this once lucrative and important agricultural heritage.

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