This series of two summer festivals is organized by the Abaco Tourist Office to showcase the vibrant and exciting Bahamian culture. Both locals and tourist have the opportunity to enjoy delicious local foods, great entertainment, Junkanoo rush-outs, beautiful local crafts, and a host of other cultural presentations.
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.
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.
This festival attracts local people and visitors for a fun filled weekend. Activities include Junkanoo, live band performances, native dishes and games.
This event is held mainly for pre-school, primary and secondary schools to learn about their culture. This will ensure the growth and survival of junkanoo for years to come. "Come feel the rush Eleuthera style!!"
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.
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.
The Jr.Junkanoo Bimini committee hosts a spectacular native street festival with the sounds of goat-skin drums, horns, whistles, cow bells, and costumes, featuring the competitive beats of Bimini Jr Junkanoo teams of all ages.