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    JANUARY Event The Experience Contact Location 1st

    New Years Day Public Holiday Islands of the Bahamas


    New Years Junkanoo Parade

    The islands of the Bahamas begins the New Year with an explosion of colors, sounds, movements and rhythm through the streets of the Bahamas. The event blends the traditional Junkanoo music with local variants of the Bahamian community to provide a truly unique experience for residents and locals alike.

    Ministry of Tourism 242-502-2000 www.bahamas.com

    Islands of the Bahamas

    1st Bul Reg Regatta New Year's Day Bul Reg Regatta kicks off the New Year with two exciting days of sailing. There are two series races including the Roy Albury Cup Race on January 1 and the final two series races including the Bul Reg Cup Race on January 2. Food and drinks are on sale and live entertainment and games for the kids. Come and bring the whole family.

    Leslie Buzzy Rolle 242-357-0768 Ken Ice Man McPhee 242-524-0865 www.bahamas.com/islands/exumas

    Elizabeth Harbour Exuma

    1st Staniel Cay Cruising Regatta

    Residents and visitors in Exumas beautiful Staniel Cay bring in the New Year with traditional festivities including a sailing regatta, a charity auction and floating drive (golf).

    Mr. David Hocher 242-355-2024 www.bahamas.com/islands/exumas

    Staniels Cay Exuma


  • 1st Crooked Island Community Social

    The residents of Crooked Island and Long Cay organize a Pot Luck family fun day, when the entire island participate in fun activities, games, grill out and other social activities..

    Bernard Ferguson 242-344-2415 242-557-9951

    Crooked Island

    4th Spanish Wells Quilting Festival

    An event designed to showcase the talent of quilting and the traditions of Spanish Wells. Will also include a culinary/home dcor and musical component.

    Harbour Island Tourist Office 242-333-2621 www.bahamas.com/islands/eleuthera

    Spanish Wells, Eleuthera

    10th Majority Rule Public Holiday

    Islands of the Bahamas

    17th People to People Visitors Reception- Exuma

    In appreciation for their continual support to the community, the Ministry of Tourism hosts this reception for visitors, winter residents and the cruising community. There will be Bahamian music by local entertainers, succulent native dishes, treats and lots more. Come and bring the whole family to a delightful afternoon of tea, pastries and Bahamian hospitality in George Town on Great Exuma

    Exuma Tourist Office 242-336-2430

    George Town Exuma

    18th Junkanoo The event blends the traditional Junkanoo music with local variants of this community to provide a truly unique experience for residents and locals alike.

    Etienne Farquarson 242-339-1479 www.bahamas.com/islands/inagua


    18th- 19th Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas

    Marathon Bahamas is part of the Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend, which features an event for every fitness levela

    Sunshine Insurance 242-502-6500 www.marathonbahamas.com

    Nassau New Providence


  • marathon, half marathon, 4-person relay and the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure 5K.

    20th -26th Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic

    The second-annual Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic will serve as the Tours season-opening event when it returns to the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

    Ministry of Tourism 242-302-2000 www.puresilkbahamasclassic.com

    New Providence


    Arts for the Parks Embrace the opportunity to view and purchase a wide selection of fine and unusual Bahamian creations at the well organized and attended Arts for the Parks fundraising event that is held at the Abaco Beach Resort Grand Marquee. This years event will feature more than 30 Bahamian Artists and Artisans, a Silent Auction, a Bahamian Heritage Lecture Series and Live Entertainment. The event will support Abacos six (6)Land and Sea National Parks.

    Bahamas National Trust (242) 367-6310 www.bnt.bs

    Marsh Harbour, Abaco

    26th 42nd Annual Red Cross Ball

    The Bahamas Red Cross Society 42nd Annual Ball held under the distinguished patronage of their excellencies Sir Arthur Foulkes Governor General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Lady Foulkes. The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Bahamas and Mrs. Christie.

    Bahamas Red Cross 242-323-7370

    Milia Nassau Beach Resort New Providence

    31st People to People Tea Party at Government

    A delightful hour of tea at historical Government House.

    Ministry of Tourism Bernadette Bastian

    Government House New Providence


  • House Free admission 242-356-0437 www.bahamas.com/people-to-people

    31st People to People Tea Party

    Winter Residents Ministry of Tourism 242-338-8668 www.bahamas.com/islands/long

    Long Island

    31st People to People Tea Party

    To expose visitors, permanent residents and service personnel from AUTEC to local Bahamian hospitality through the Ministry of Tourisms People to People Encounter.

    Andros Tourist Office 242-368-2286

    Mayeu Center Andros Town Andros

    FEBRUARY Event The Experience Contact Location 2nd Junior Junkanoo

    Parade Junkanoo is the National Festival of The Bahamas; it represents our roots and it is our heritage. Jr. Junkanoo is an opportunity for school children to get involved in the festivities, as they compete on a school by school basis. Parade held at Town Centre on Pioneers Way.

    Ministry for Grand Bahama 242-352-8525

    Freeport Grand Bahama

    2nd -6th 9th Annual Wahoo Championship

    Fishing Tournament 242-342-7050 954-376-3865 www.hawks-nest.com info@hawks-nest.com

    Hawks Nest, Cat Island

    3rd -5th Farmers Cay Festival This annual celebration on Farmer's Cay includes lots of fun activities for the whole family. You can feast on scrumptious Bahamian dishes or participate in numerous games and activities.

    Terry Bain 242-355-4006 242-355-4017 www.bahamas.com/islands/exumas

    Farmers Cay Exuma


  • 6th Grand Bahama Artist Associations Annual Valentines Art Exhibition

    Local and international artists gather in the Glory Banks Art Gallery to present their latest eclectic collection of still life, abstracts, island life, sea and landscape works in a variety of mediums that will whet the palette of art collectors and art novices alike.

    Del Foxton GB Artists Association 242-353-4333 delfoxton@hotmail.com Cecilia Bodie The Rand Nature Centre 242-352-5438

    Grand Bahama

    8th Exumas International Food Festival

    Dishes prepared by persons representing the many countries that have resident living here will be served. An experience for the whole family to enjoy. See cultural aspects of all of these countries along with our own culture on display.


    Regatta Park Exuma

    8th BNT Pig Roast Fundraiser

    Annual fundraiser held by Bahamas National Trust

    Bahamas National Trust 242-393-1317 www.bnt.bs

    BNT New Providence

    13th Invitational Wahoo Fishing Tournament

    This is the fifth year for this event hosted at the Great Harbour Cay Marina. The event is held for three consecutive days of social gatherings and fishing. Tickets are available for those who would like to participate in the social gatherings only.

    Great Harbour Cay Marina 242-367-8005 www.bahamas.com/islands/berry

    Berry Island

    14th -16th Muttonfest Festival displaying various ways of preparing sheep and goats to eat.

    Department of Argriculture 242-337-3276

    Long Island

    15th Valentines day Yachters Party

    Residents gather for a daylong celebration with visiting yachters and friends. The party begins

    Ms. Maxine Wallace 242-344-1526 www.bahamas.com/islands/ragged

    Ragged Island


  • with a Junkanoo rush-out, led by students of the Ragged Island All-Age School. Theres swimming, music, and dancing. Native Bahamian and American dishes are served, theres an open bar, and various desserts to satisfy the appetite. As night approaches, a bonfire is lit, and voices sing favorite lullabies, accompanied by drums and guitars, as old friends say their goodbyes.

    15th 50th Annual Heart Ball This privately funded charity raises funds primarily through donations and from the Annual Heart Ball, held each February.Over 97% of each dollar raised goes directly to the aid of the children.

    Sir Victor Sassoon Heart Foundation 242-327-0806 www.sassoonheartfoundation.org

    Milia Nassau Beach Resort New Providence

    19th-20th SIDS Tourism Conference

    The conference will build upon the conclusions of the Conference on Sustainable Development of Tourism in Islands held in Reunion Island in September 2013. The Conference will focus mainly on the Caribbean scenario but will also provide an opportunity to share with the international community, at the ministerial and expert levels, further knowledge and lessons learn