November 21-23: Battle 4 Atlantis
See some of the top collegiate basketball teams in the country competing for the coveted Battle 4 Atlantis title over Thanksgiving weekend at Atlantis, Paradise Island! The 2018 lineup includes Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia, Butler, Dayton, Stanford, Oklahoma, and Middle Tennessee State. This 12-game, three-day tournament is regarded as one of the toughest early-season tournaments in college basketball. Why not trade turkey for conch this Thanksgiving and snag your tickets for Battle 4 Atlantis instead?
Every Monday and Wednesday: Living History at Fort Charlotte
Dating back to the late 1700s, Fort Charlotte is one of three forts in Nassau that are still standing today, a memento from The Bahamas’ exciting past. Every Monday and Wednesday morning at 11:30, visitors can see the Royal Bahamas Defense Force – fully outfitted in West India Regiment uniforms – perform military drills, play music, and fire the cannon during Living History at Fort Charlotte. Staff from the Antiquities, Museums, and Monuments Corporation will also be onsite, dressed in period costumes to offer a glimpse at life in Nassau in the late 1700s. It’s a great opportunity to see Bahamian history come to life! Learn more about the forts of Nassau.
Every Wednesday and Friday: Creative Nassau Market
Twice a week, head to downtown Nassau to shop for handmade Bahamian goods, including straw items, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, clothing, pet products, and much more! The biweekly Creative Nassau Market is set up in Pompey Square on Bay Street from 9-5 every Wednesday and Friday. It’s the perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind, authentic souvenirs and gifts and chat with the artists and artisans about their work. For even more shopping suggestions, check out our insider’s guide to shopping in Nassau Paradise Island.
Every Saturday and Sunday: Authentically Bahamian Marketplace
If you’re spending the weekend in Nassau Paradise Island, add the Authentically Bahamian Marketplace in Pompey Square to your list! From 8-6 on Saturdays and Sundays, the square comes alive with local craftspeople selling handmade crafts and souvenirs. Make room in your suitcase, because you’ll want to bring home treasures for your family and friends as well as for yourself!
With so much happening all year round, every day in The Bahamas promises to be a brand-new adventure. Discover even more things to do in Nassau Paradise Island and start filling your 2018 calendar with fun things to do in Paradise!
Every Other Saturday: Marina Village at Atlantis Art Walk
Enjoy art, crafts and music by Bahamian artisans. Sample locally grown and made products. Between 2pm – 10pm at the Marina Village at Atlantis.
Every Friday: Junkanoo Bahamian Fest + Feast
Celebrate, dine + dance, Bahamas style! Experience the 500+ year old tradition, junkanoo, the soul of Bahamian culture. Enjoy authentic Bahamian entertainment, food, arts & crafts, face painting, costume creation and dance lessons! A true Bahamian fest + feast, all ages welcome! Between 7pm - 9pm at The Royal Lobby at Atlantis, Paradise Island.