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Jamaica Events Calendar

Jamaica hosts a full calendar of musical, artistic, cultural, and sporting events.  The Jamaica Tourist Board publishes an annual 'Calendar of Events', available at their offices worldwide.

 

ANNUAL HOLIDAYS DATES
New Year's Day January 1
Ash Wednesday March 8
Good Friday April 21
Easter Monday April 24
Labour Day May 23
Emancipation Day August 1
Independence Day August 6
National Heroes Day October 16
Christmas Day December 25
Boxing Day December 26


The two biggest events are Ocho Rios' Jazz and Blue Festival and Montego Bay's Reggae Sumfest in July.  Most of the events below follow a predictable schedule.  Many annual events occur at the cusp of months and the specific month may vary from year to year.  Two of the biggest are the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, and the recently initiated Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, both attracting the biggest names in jazz.

 

 

JANUARY EVENTS

Accompong Maroon Festival - St. Elizabeth
Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival
Annual National Art -Kingston Exhibition
LTM National - Kingston Pantomime
White River Bash - Ocho Rios
High Mountain 10K Road Race - Manchester
Negril Sprint Triathlon - Negril
Red Stripe Cup Cricket Competition - Kingston
Jamaica School of Dance Concert Season - Kingston
 
FEBRUARY EVENTS
Bob Marley Week
Jamaica International Marathon
Carib Cement International Marathon - Kingston
Pineapple Cup Yacht Race, Miami to Montego Bay
Shell/Sandals Limited Overs Cricket Competition - Kingston
UWI Carnival, University of the West Indies campus - Kingston
 
MARCH EVENTS
Jamaica Orchid Society Annual Spring Show
Negril Sprint Triathlon
JAMI (Jamaica Music Industry) Awards - Kingston
Jamaica Orchid Society Spring Show - UWI Kingston
Negril Music Festival
Bowden Marina Invitational Fishing Tournament - Morant Bay
Spring Break
 
APRIL EVENTS
Carnival in Jamaica
Drax Hall Kite Festival
Harmony Hall Easter Craft Fair
Montego Bay Yacht Club's Easter Regatta
Treasure Beach Off Road Triathlon
Harmony Hall Easter Crafts Fair - Ocho Rios
Devon House Easter Craft Fair - Kingston
Jake's Triathlon - Treasure Beach
Kite Festival - Drax Hall
Motor Sports Championship Series, Dover Raceway - Ocho Rios
Cable & Wireless Test Cricket, - Kingston
Jamaica Beachfest - Negril
 
MAY EVENTS
Labour Motor Race Meet
Manchester Horticltural Society Show
Manchester Horticultural Society Show - Mandeville
Portland Annual Flower Show - Crystal Springs
 
JUNE EVENTS
National Finals of the Performing Arts
Ocho Rios Jazz Festival
Shell Wonderful World of Golf
All-Jamaica Tennis Championships - Kingston
 

JULY
Hi-Pro Family Polo Tournament Horse Show
Jamaica Spice Food Festival
National Dance Theatre Company's Season of Dance
Reggae Sumfest

 
AUGUST EVENTS
Challenger Hot Air Balloon Festival
Denbigh Agricultural Show
Jamaica Independence Day Parade
Independence Day Parade
Hi-Pro Family Polo Tournament & International Horse Show - Mammee Bay
Portland Jamboree - Port Antonio
 
SEPTEMBER EVENTS
Montego Bay Blue Marlin Tournament
Domino World Championship
Falmouth Fishing Tournament
Miss Jamaica World Beauty Pagent - Kingston
Pansonic Golf Championship
Fossil Open Polo Tournament - Chukka Cove - St.Ann
Ocho Rios Internation Blue Marlin Tournament
 
   

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