South Andros Homecoming Festival & Regatta
A number of cultural activities will take place, including local Rake & Scrape music, an old-timer's fashion show, and much more, including a boat race that is the highlight of the event.
The venue is located 10 miles from the Congo Town Airport.
Organization / Contact:
South Andros Tourist Office
Venue:Event Location Coordinates:
Regatta Site at Government Complex
The Bluff South Andros
9 - 11 Jul
Regattas in The Bahamas started in 1954 when a group of Bahamians and American yachtsmen saw the need to revitalize the art of sailing and boat building in The Bahamas. Their efforts gave birth to the first regatta being held in Elizabeth Habour April 1954.
Local residents and regatta lovers from throughout The Bahamas reunite to celebrate, with racing of Class A, B, and C sloops, live entertainment, cultural activities, games, native food and drinks. This event is held every year during the Emancipation Day holiday weekend.
4 - 12 Oct
This festival encourages San Salvadorians worldwide to come home and celebrate Discovery Day, which commemorates the first landfall of the great navigator Christopher Columbus, on October 12, 1492.
2 - 5 Apr
This annual homecoming event is held every Easter targeting descendants who have never been to the island or have not visited for a very long time.