Festivals and Events in Montego Bay

Jamaicans love to dance and listen to good music, to attend parties and go to clubs; therefore you will have plenty of Festivals and Events in Montego Bay to choose from starting with music and sports events and ending with film festivals.

These events and festivals spring good spirit and joy and you will feel cheerful and relax. Maybe you can plan your vacation around one of these festivals.

Music Events

The African Jamfest festival honors the African music every year in October-November. This event brings into Jamaicans and tourists attention the African culture, music, fashion, crafts, arts across the Caribbean islands. During the festival will perform musicians mixing a variety of styles including reggae, Afro beat, zouk, African, highlighting soca, RnB, and many others.

The Jamaican Jazz and Blues Festival is held on January across the entire island and rocks the Montego Bay city for 7 magnificent days. The first edition of this event was held in 1996 and many great international artists performed during the years on its stages. Billy Ocean, Baby Face, Queens Project, Roy Ayres, The Whispers, Maxi Priest, Jon Secada, Jennifer Hudston, Ron Isley, Maroon 5, and many others impressed the audience and created a wonderful ambiance.

Reggae Sumfest, the MoBay’s festival which brings tribute to reggae rhythms is held each year on August. This sonic celebration brings together the top musicians and bit the rhythms for a whole week and reggae’s lovers will be part of an amazing week. The tickets can be purchased either for the whole event, or only for one day. Some tickets offer also back stages pass, so this is a great opportunity to get an autograph from your favorite artist and spend some time with famous and talented people.

Other Interesting Events

The Yacht Club organizes each September a fishing tournament. This year, 2011, the Yacht Club accomplishes 50 years of activity and the organizer committee wants to make this moment memorable with a Canoe Tournament, a “Big” Boat Tournament, but also a Kids Tournament. The slogan of this year is: Great Fishing-Great Entertainment-Great Food.

The Sugar Cane Ball is an event organized by the Hanover Charities held on February. The funds raised in the past editions reached the amazing sum of USD 180,000. By taking part at this cocktail you will dance, you will serve a Jamaican traditional dinner, and of course you can help over 60 charitable projects.

The list of Festivals and Events in Montego Bay also includes the Yatt Club regatta, the Spring break, the Tennis Sport Spectacular, Blue Marlin Tournament, the Jamaican Film Festival. If you have the chance to be in MoBay during an event period, do not miss it. Here you will experience a true Jamaican life.

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