Jamaica is host to a huge variety of food and reggae festivals
throughout the year that is geared towards Jamaicans and tourists
The Jamaican Cultural Development Commission plans cultural events, massive concerts centered around song, dance and the arts for the year throughout the countryside, village by village and town by town.
music and nightlife scene is simply unforgettable and listening to
reggae music is one of the best ways to get to know Jamaica and you'll
learn all about what is reggae music.
We start the year with one of our many traditional reggae festivals.
An all day, free, celebration that includes ceremonies, the blowing of the abeng (cow's horn), drumming and traditional singing and dancing celebrating the 1739 Maroon Peace Treaty that is held on January 6th in St. Elizabeth.
Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, Rebel Salute has now increased the dates to two nights, January 18th and 19th , 2013, at this true roots reggae festival event.
The new venue is the Richmond Estate in Priory, St. Ann.
The Rebel Salute
showcase some of the best reggae artist the world has ever known, like
Luciano... who is an amazing performer, the melodious voice of Beres
Hammond, I-Octane, Toots, Tony Rebel the promoter along with other
Meals at this event are strictly vegetarian, in tandem with the concept of non-violence, drug-free and non-alcoholic night of entertainment.
Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, sponsored by the Jamaica Tourist Board, is a fabulous and very inclusive event where anyone can vote on the artistes that should return to perform again.
This year's reggae festival will feature twenty-five live acts performing over a three day period.
25 live major international music acts performing over three days.
Venue with amazing views of the coastline of Jamaica, excellent parking facilities, security, comfortable amenities and plenty of room to completely relax, dance, and enjoy the Festival vibes.
With well known and excellent international musical artists performing at a venue with amazing views of the coastline of Jamaica.
With excellent parking facilities, security, comfortable amenities and plenty of room to completely relax, dance, and enjoy the Festival vibes.
At this three days event, held at the Greenfield Stadium, Trelawny, you will be tapping your feet to the music, singing along with your favorite artist.
The venue is surrounded by Jamaica's amazing coastline with plenty of room to dance and enjoy the musical vibes.
You'll hear the sounds of jazz, blues, mento, ska, rocksteady, dancehall and reggae.
So start making plans to attend this yearly event starting January 24th to 26th.
This is a true endurance road race and is the 30th Staging of the High Mountain Coffee 10K Road Race - Jamaica’s longest running and most challenging 10K event.
Starts in Williamsfield, Manchester, this is Jamaica's longest running road race
and most challenging where anyone can participate and breathe in the
most cleanest fresh air while running through the steep inclines of
Event takes place on January 27, 2013.... Are you up to the challenge?
This is an art lover's dream event that will be held from January 8, 2013 to April 14, 2013.
The National Gallery of Jamaica will be paying homage and celebrating the work of this great eighty year old Jamaican master-painter, Barrington Watson. The event is titled- Barrington: A Retrospective.
Montego Bay will be host to the Caribbean Yoga Conference being held at the Hilton Rose Hall from February 2 - 5, 2013.
Come and renew your spirit at this warm celebration of sun, and learn from some of the best yoga teachers from around the world.
Fi Wi Sinting festival is the celebration of Jamaica's African heritage being held on February 17, 2013 at the Somerset Falls, Hope Bay, Portland.Check for more information and to purchase your tickets.
February 19 - 26, 2013 is our off road mountain biking event through some of Jamaica's beautiful biking trails.
This event has attracted some of the world's top mountain bikers to come to Jamaica and participate in this event and also to even blog about it.
We love this time of the year because this reggae festival also happens during our Easter holidays.
Starts in February and goes through to April and is Jamaica's version of Trinidad's bacchanalian fest.
thousands of costumed revelers through the streets of Kingston and Ocho
Rios waving flags and having a good time.
The highlight of this carnival is J'Ouvert, an epic party that starts late at night and goes through to dawn, with live reggae and calypso music blaring, but the revelers march to soca music.
The route is varied but
major points for the march is through Half Way Tree, or along Waterloo
Be prepared to have rum or paint thrown on you.
Mostly American college students come to Negril, celebrating their two weeks spring break, to party and have a good time.
Lots of beer drinking and good discounts.
Jamaica International Jazz Festival is being held from June 8th to 16th, 2013.
This is one of the world's top jazz festival drawing
some of the biggest names in jazz playing at our stages concerts.
These concerts are held all over the island in hotels, open spaces in
Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Kingston.
It is a good time.
Reggae Sumfest brings Montego Bay alive with pulsating reggae sounds. This massive and annual music festival attracts and captivates tourist from around the world, along with local nationalities.
This event showcase beach and street parties, dancehall
night, and sound system competitions.
It is our biggest reggae festivals of the year that also includes international music artistes performing. It is a non-stop event.
Contact information 876-952-0889.
Do come and enjoy Reggae Sumfest that is from July 21st to 27th, 2013.
This sexy and exciting annual event in which
Jamaican's as well as international dancers, wearing outfits with
sequins, fishnet and plenty of glitter and sparkling jewelery, vie for
the coveted title of Dancehall Queen.
the 1960s dancehall it has been an important form of expression for the
people of Jamaica. Politician don't like it because some of the
expressions seems to be talking about them.
But, what used to be called DJ music is now known as Dancehall with an entirely unique craze in fashion and innovative aerobatic dance with new moves named Pon de River, Pon de Bank and Butterfly.
Our Independence Day celebration is held the first week in August all over the island with music festivals, and Jonkanoo street parade in towns all over the country. It is a time of celebration and we have much to be thankful for.
This is four nights of parties and stage-shows which is held over the Independence weekend in Negril. It is a fun filled weekend.
You know Negril is known for extremes.
For a whole week in November, Jamaica celebrate Restaurant week.
Everyone, including our visitors from around the world, is encouraged to dine out and eat some of the signature dishes from around the world, taste new wines and specialty drinks ending the evening at a new night spot you always wanted to try.
This annual New Year's Eve reggae festival is
regarded as one of the best events of the year. It is held in Portmore
and features mostly local top DJs and singers.
You'll hear and enjoy beautiful raw and new talents.
Get started on planning where you'll stay on your next visit to any one of these Jamaica reggae festivals, choosing from the many Top Romantic Destination: Jamaica that are available.
Jamaica's reggae festivals are really a celebration
of our traditions, spirit, enjoyment of life and also a show of
appreciation to the artists of the world.
love to celebrate and give thanks so Jamaica is home to lots of events
with most being held in the tourist areas of Trelawny, Ocho Rios,
Montego Bay and Negril.
I have given you just a highlight of some of the reggae festivals events happening throughout the island.
of the other festivals include an African heritage celebration, Yam
Festivals, National Gallery showcase and our National Dance Theater
Company Season of Dance that you might enjoy.
Have you attended any of our reggae festivals, was it fun and exciting.
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