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Grand Bahama Island
Events

 

FEATURED ISLAND EVENT:

PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED:

Phone: (242) 373 5609 OR (242) 373 2895 FOR IMFORMATION
 

JUNKANOO SUMMER FESTIVAL: GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND

July 07, 2011 - July 28, 2011

This annual summer event is coordinated by the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation. It is held on Thursday nights at Taino Beach, 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., and features live local and national entertainers, music, food vendors and other fun activities.

Concurrent celebrations are also held in Abaco, The Berry Islands, Bimini, Exuma and Nassau/Paradise Island.

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For more information contact:
Ms. Betty Bethel / Ministry of Tourism & Aviation
1st Floor, 2nd Level, Fidelity Financial Center
P.O. Box F-40251
Freeport
Grand Bahama Island
The Bahamas

Phone:
(242) 350-8600
Fax: (242) 351-6712

bbethel@bahamas.com
 

SWEETING'S CAY HERITAGE FESTIVAL

July 23, 2011

This is the first of what will be an annual event, where you can step back in time and experience island life at its finest!

A variety of competitive activities will take place throughout the day, including:

  • Bahamian Dance Contest
  • Beer Drinking Contest
  • Conch Cracking Contest
  • Crab Catching Contest
  • Games - such as Bingo, Cards and Dominoes
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Junkanoo Rush-out
  • Limbo Contest

Persons arriving by boat will receive a free trpical drink upon arrival and other food and drink will be available to purchase. There will also be live performances by Rake and Scrape and other bands.

Getting There from Freeport:

It is approximately a one-hour drive from Freeport to McLean's Town, passing through towns such as Free Town, High Rock ad Rockie Creek, believed to have been settled in the 1700s. At McLean's Town, boats will be there to take you to Sweeting's Cay, about a 20-minute ride, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Boats will leave Sweeting's Cay at 5:00 p.m. for the return to Freeport.

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For more information contact:
Magnolia Travel & Tour Adventure
Freeport
Grand Bahama Island
The Bahamas

Phone:
(242) 442-4428
(704) 678-1450

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YEAR ROUND ACTIVITIES

Smith's Point Fish Fry

Wednesday nights year round
 

The "Fish Fry" at Smith's Point was started a number of years ago by the residents of that small town, just outside of Lucaya, to help raise funds for their church. It has become so popular that similar fish fries are now held throughout Grand Bahama Island and the other Islands of The Bahamas.

This unique cultural and dining experience is a fun mid-week activity that sets the stage for your weekend.

For more information,

Renamae Symonette 
Ministry of Tourism
Phone: 242-352-8044
rsymonette@bahamas.com
 

Mini "Crab Fest"
Friday nights year round

The indigenous "land-crab" (primarily native to Andros island) is the main attraction at the "Mini Crab Fest."

Mr. Oscar Porter, the proprietor and a descendant of Andros, proudly serves up dishes like Andros Boiled Crab & Dough with Cassava, Andros Crab Soup and Andros Stuffed Crab. Accompaniments are their famous "Gully Wash" (a concoction of green coconut juice, sweetened milk and gin) and the music of a native Rake & Scrape band. Be sure to get there early, as these delicacies often sell out quickly!

For more information,

Churchill Garden Bar
Phone: (242) 351-2692

 


Port Lucaya Marketplace
Nightly events year round
Count Basie Square at Port Lucaya Marketplace features a variety of nightly entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.
Nightly events year-round
 
Port Lucaya Marketplace
Phone: (242) 373-8446
 

People-to-People in Grand Bahama
Year round

The People-to-People Program is a community involvement venture that brings visitors and Bahamian residents together on a one-to-one basis. Local volunteers act as personal hosts to visitors to the island. They come from a cross section of the community, and have been screened by People-to-People executives. They genuinely enjoy meeting people from other countries; they want to make visitors feel at home.
 

For more information,

Ms. Terrecita Kemp
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Phone: (242) 352-8044


 

 

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