Junkanoo; various dates: Easily one of the most famous Bahamas tourist attractions, Junkanoo is a colourful street carnival featuring elaborate costumes, choreographed dances and infectious Bahamian beats. Celebrations are held on almost every island in the Bahamas, but the biggest parades take place in Nassau.
Cat Island Rake and Scrape; June: This delightful festival showcases ‘rake n scape’, the traditional music of the Bahamas. Musicians play homemade instruments such as goatskin drums and plastic jugs filled with dried beans.
McLean's Town Conch Cracking Festival; October: Conch is the backbone of dozens of different traditional dishes in the Bahamas. The McLean's Town Conch Cracking Festival celebrates this delicious sea creature with conch dishes, live entertainment, and competitions to determine the best ‘conch cracker’ in the Bahamas.