Annual Events to Attend in Jamaica by Month


Events and Festivals in Jamaica

Numerous special events take place annually throughout the year all over Jamaica. You may want to make arrangements to attend events that occur when you plan to visit – or you may wish to plan your visit around the events. Either way, if there is an event happening, and there usually is, make sure that you book your accommodations well in advance!

* Please note, that the information may change, please check event’s official website before attending

January

Accompong Maroon Festival, Annual National Exhibitions, Caribbean Convocation, Little Theater National Pantomime, Chukka Cove Polo Tournament, Ladies’ PGA Jamaica Classic, Tryall Tennis Classic, Jamaica Classic Golf Tournament, Jamaican Musical Theater Junior Company, Red Stripe Cricket Competition, White River Reggae Bash, High Mountain 10K Road Race, Negril Spring Triathalon. www.travelrows.com

February

Bob Marley Birthday Bash, Jamaica International Marathon, Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race, Miame to Montego Bay Pineapple Cup Yacht Race, Stowe Polo Club Polo Tournament, Chukka Cove Appleton Polo Tournament, University of the West Indies Carnival, Red Stripe Cup Cricket Competition, Victoria Mutual Tennis Open, The Hague Agricultural Show, the Annual Port Antonio International Light Tackle Fishing Tournament, The Jamaican Music Industry Awards, The Sugar Cane Ball.

March

Spring Break (Negril and Montego Bay), Miss Universe Jamaica Beauty Pageant, Jamaica Orchid Show, Port Antonio International Spring Fishing Tournament, Montego Bay Song Festival, Negril West End Reggae Festival.

April

Jamaica Carnival, Jamaica Kite Festival, Easter Sunrise Concert, Montego Bay Easter Tennis and Sports Spectacular, Easter Craft Fair, Montego Bay Yacht Club Easter Regatta, National Dance Theater Company Easter Sunrise Concert, Port Antonio Spring Marlin Tournament, St. Elizabeth Horticultural Society’s Annual Show, Annual Red Stripe International Tournament and Horse Show.

May

Treasure Beach Off-Road Triathlon, Labour Day Motor Race Meet, Her Excellency’s May Day Charities, Jamaica Horticultural Society Show, The Negril Carnival, South Coast Fishing Tournament, Manchester Horticultural Society Show, Johnny Bristol Celebrity Golf Classic, NCB/JLTA Circuit Open or Pro Tennis Tournament.

June

National Finals of Performing Arts, Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, Portland Jerk Festival, The Ikebana International Jamaica Show, Caymanas and Constant Spring Golf Club Tournament, All-Jamaica Junior and Open Tennis Championships, Junior Miss and Mr. Bodybuilding Competition.

July

Reggae Sunfest, The Denbigh Agricultural Show, Hi Pro Family Polo Tournament, Manchester Golf Week, Annual Independence Festival (various events across the island), All Jamaica Tennis Open.

August

Caribbean Fashion Week, Independence Day Festival Street Parade and Grand Gala, All Jamaica Hard Court Tennis Championship, Breadfruit Festival, Two Week Junior International Tennis Festival, Pepsi International, Junior Tennis Tournament, Reggae Sunfest, Motor Race Meet, Push Cart Derby Finals, Jamaica Festival, Miss Jamaica World Beauty Pageant, Miss Jamaica Body Beautiful Competition, Portland Jamboree, Royal Jamaican Yacht Club Annual Independence Regatta, Great Bay Carnival.

September

Jamaica Spice Food Festival, Falmouth Marlin Tournament, Miss Jamaica Grand Coronation Show, Montego Bay Yacht Club Marlin Tournament, Jamaica Horse Association Combined Show, S & P Golf Classic.

October

Annual Honk-n-Line Canoe Tournament, National Mento Yard Cultural Show, World Championship Dominoes, Ocho Rios International Marlin Tournament, Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament, The Pirate’s Race, Motor Race Meet, Oktoberfest, Jamaican Open Golf Tournament and Pro-AM.

November

Caribbean Heritage Fest, Jamerican Film and Music Festival, Fossil Open Polo Tournament, Annual International Show Jumping Extravaganza and Horse Trials, International Horse Trials, Harmony Hall Pre-Christmas Crafts Fair.

December

Devon House Pre-Christmas Craft Fair, Reggae Superjam, Manchester Golf Club December Party, Jamaica Motoring Club International Stages Rally, Jam-Am Cup Yacht Race, Johnny Walker World Championship Golf.

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