Bahamas Calendar of Events



What's going on? What to-do in The Bahamas

The Bahamas Calendar has the most complete and up-to-date listings of Bahamas events, entertainment and things to-do throughout the islands. Whether you are a resident or a visitor on vacation you'll find plenty of activities on the Bahamas Calendar.

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This Week's Calendar of Events for The Bahamas - find out what to-do this week in Nassau, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama and all the Family Islands.

Bahamas Calendar - Month at-a-Glance - gives you an overview of what's happening during the entire month throughout the islands of The Bahamas.

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Bahamas Holidays 2013

Date -  Holiday

January 1
New Year's Day
(Junkanoo Parades take place in most islands.)

March 29
Good Friday
(Friday before Easter Sunday)
This Religious Holiday marks the end of the Lenten Season and is the first day of a long holiday weekend which includes the following Monday after Easter Sunday. On this holy day most Bahamians attend church services and serve fish as their main meal of the day.

April 1
Easter Monday
(Monday after Easter Sunday)
This Holiday marks the beginning of the Beach Picnicking season for Bahamians. There are also many cookouts in Public Parks on the Nassau waterfront; homecomings and regattas are held in some Out Islands.

May 20
Whit Monday 
(Seventh Monday after Easter)
This Holiday marks the beginning of public witness of the Christian Church and is the Monday after Whit Sunday, The Feast of Pentecost, which comes 50 days after Easter.

June 7
Labour Day 
(First Friday in June)
On this Holiday, members of the Labour Unions from different organizations as well as Political Parties march in a large parade through the streets of Downtown Nassau, usually in colourful uniforms, beginning around 10:00 a.m. Local bands and a few junkanooers lead the parades, providing lively music for the marchers and spectators. The parade ends at the Southern Recreation Grounds, where Union Leaders and local politicians deliver speeches. Most Bahamians spend the afternoon relaxing or visiting beaches.

July 10
Independence Day

August 6th
Emancipation Day/August Monday
(First Monday in August)

October 12
Discovery/Columbus Day

December 25
Christmas Day

December 26
Boxing Day 
(Junkanoo Parades take place in some islands.)

Please note:

Holidays falling on a Saturday or Sunday are usually celebrated on the following Monday.

Holidays falling on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday the Tuesday holiday is usually celebrated on Monday and the Wednesday & Thursday holidays will be celebrated on Friday (with the exception of Independence Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

Banks/businesses (and many shops) are closed on Public Holidays.

Ongoing Events Calendar

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE ENCOUNTER:
Visit with a friendly Bahamian Host (242) 326 5371. Email pwilliam@bahamas.com

CHANGING OF THE GUARD CEREMONY:
(NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND) Witness the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard at Government House every second Saturday. See later entries in the calendar for specific dates. To confirm dates, call (242) 322-2020.

THEATRE SEASON: 
(Nassau/Paradise Island & Grand Bahama Island)
Offering a full line-up of plays, skits and musical productions. For dates of productions call (242) 393-3728 (Nassau) or (242) 352-5533 (Grand Bahama Island) See later entries in the calendar for specific dates.

CENTRAL BANK ART EXHIBITION:
(NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND) Featuring monthly exhibits 9:30AM - 4:30PM, weekdays. Central Bank Gallery, Trinity Place & Frederick Street, downtown Nassau.

FISH FRY:
Sample seafood specialties in a true Bahamian "back yard" atmosphere.
Nassau: Arawak Cay, 9AM - 11PM daily.

BIRD WALK: 
(NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND) First Saturday of each month (except June-August) (242) 362-1574. Email cwardle@batelnet.bs

WALKING TOURS:
(NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND) Depart from the Tourist Information Centre, Rawson Square, downtown, Nassau. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10AM - 2PM, by appointment on Monday and Thursday. Tour lasts 45 minutes. Price is $5. (242) 326-9772/326-9781.

BAHAMAS CONTRACT BRIDGE CLUB:
(NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND) Get in on your favorite game of bridge. Tuesdays and Fridays 1pm at Breezes SuperClubs, Wednesdays 7:30pm at Sandy Port Club House. $8.00 (Breezes) and $6 (Sandy Port) Refreshments served. Games can also be arranged for visiting groups but advance notice required. Contact Angela Moree at 242-324-6097 - email: bmoree@coralwave.com or Brenda Rouse at 327-7507 - email: cliffrouse@gmail.com.

COMEDY SHOW:
(NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND) "Jokers Wild" Show. Atlantis, Paradise Island. Tuesday - Sunday at 9:30pm. Admission $15. Dinner and show package available. Reservations not required. Under 17yrs not admitted. (242) 363-3000 ext. 29

NATIVE SHOWS: 
(NASSAU/PARADISE ISLAND)
Blue Marlin Show: featuring Calypso show, Steel Pan Band, Flaming Limbo Show. Blue Marlin restaurant, Paradise Island. 7:15pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Admission is $9.95 without dinner and $14.95 with dinner (a la carte) (242) 363-2660

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