A Must-Visit Junkanoo Festival in The Bahamas

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

It’s one of the icons of The Bahamas: the energy and sound of Junkanoo, The Bahamas’ famous musical mix of carnival, masquerade dance and parade.

And while you can find Junkanoo across The Bahamas during the year, Grand Bahama is right now home to one of the region’s coolest events: the Junkanoo Summer Festival.

Summer Junkanoo, a staple of The Bahamas’ summer festival circuit, is being held in Grand Bahama for the first time ever, with a schedule of Saturday festivals at Smith’s Point in Freeport.

And if you want to experience the wonder of Junkanoo, you can make it for Aug. 10 or Aug. 17.

Each festival night will feature Bahamian music, demonstrations, crafts, a special kids’ corner, live performances and an action-packed Junkanoo closing performance.

For more, visit the Junkanoo Summer Festival.

– CJ


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