Junkanoo Summer Festival is a Ministry of Tourism event that showcases Bahamian culture and heritage at its best. Whether you visit Nassau or festival sites in Grand Bahama, Marsh Harbour, Abaco or Georgetown, Exuma during the months of June and July, you will enjoy an enriching cultural experience.
The Bahamian festival of Junkanoo traditionally takes place over Christmas and New Year. Now, due to its popularity, Junkanoo Summer has been introduced throughout June and July. Blending art, culture and music, local and national entertainers join the Junkanoo groups to parade through the streets. Our summer festival is not complete if you have experienced a Junkanoo Rush-Out. Whether it's the children's rush or the big parade, you will be treated to an incredible splash of colourful splendour in costuming and the rhythmic blending of the sounds of goatskin drums, cowbells and bugles and whistles. Jump in, enjoy the beat, feel the rush and have some fun.