Jamaican Events

Before booking a flight to Jamaica and plan your wonderful vacation, you should definitely arrange your visit around a great event. You can choose from a large spectrum of Jamaican Events. If you are more into cultural things, you definitely should reserve at least one day for attending a cultural celebration. In case you are a longing for some reggae music, this means that the International Reggae Day will take you to another dimension on reggae rhythms.

All this sounds like a fairytale, doesn’t it? However you should be aware that the extreme weather changes might create an adjustment of the scheduled events date.

Musical and Sports Events

Want to feel the rhythms of Jamaican music, from traditional music (ska, rocksteady, dancehall) to modern rhythms (hip hop, electronic), reggae and also jazz and blues? If so, you have plenty of choices from the Heineken Startime (Kingston, winter season) to Africa Jamfest (Montego Bay), Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival (different locations), International Reggae Day (Kingston, July), Rebel Salute Music Festival (Kingston, January), and many others. More live music will rock the Jamaican beaches during the Caribbean Music Expo, an event which takes place in Ocho Rios in September–October.

As this fairytale island is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica hosts some of the most important fishing tournaments: Port Antonio International Fishing Tournament, Falmouth Blue Marlin Tournament, and Montego Bay Yacht Club Tournament. The best time for fishing is September and October.

Further Jamaican Eventswith sport theme are the golf tournaments and the cricket festival. If you are coming in Jamaica in May you can assist at the Mojo 6 Golf Tournament, while in April Jake’s Off-Road Triathlon is held and in July the Makka Pro Surf Contest.

And guess what? Are you a domino fan? Then the right moment to pay a visit is in June, the month when the World Championship of Dominoes takes place.

Out of the Ordinary Events

Are you one of those persons who the first thing in the morning that you are doing is grabbing a coffee? To be honest, I am. I am coffee addicted, I love the taste and the aroma, and I love coffee beans texture. If you know what I mean, then it means that the Jamaican Coffee Festival celebrated in Kingston will fill you with enthusiasm. Here the farmers will welcome you with free coffee samples out of a quite wide and diversified variety.

The Heritage Fest (Kingston, autumn season), the Carnival (across the entire island before Easter), the Accompong Maroon Festival (6 January every year), and Jonkanoo (Jamaica’s Christmas celebration) are other examples of out of the ordinary events which will make your visit more interesting.

You have loads of events where to choose from. So, make just make a list and start dreaming.

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