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Upcoming Events in Nassau Paradise Island

From Junkanoo festivities and spectacular sporting events to a mouth-watering celebration of rum, there’s always something happening in Paradise!

Sand & Soul Festival

October 6 - 9, 2017

Join us Columbus Day Weekend for the inaugural Sand & Soul Festival—a three-day celebration of music, comedy, pool parties, and more. Performers include Keith Sweat, En Vogue, Salt-N-Pepa, DJ Spinderella, DJ Mars, and comedy from Sommore and Junior. For tickets and details, please visit

Battle 4 Atlantis

November 22 - 24, 2017

Reigning NCAA champions Villanova headline this year’s Battle 4 Atlantis during the Thanksgiving holiday. Now in its seventh year, this eight-team basketball showdown takes place in the “Imperial Arena,” a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Paradise Island’s iconic Atlantis Resort. For details, please visit

Marathon Bahamas

January 13 - May 14, 2017

A Boston Marathon Qualifier, Marathon Bahamas (marathon, half and four-person relay) is a scenic, fast and flat course.   The course is supported with water, Gatorade, GU Energy, medical assistance and entertainment.  The event culminates with a great post-race party featuring junkanoo. An ideal winter wonderland running event with miles of wide open ocean vistas, an oceanfront start and finish and unique commemorative medals and awards. For more information, visit

Popeyes Bahamas Football Bowl

December 1 - 1, 2017

The Popeyes Bahamas Bowl provides student-athletes, conference partners, alumni, fans, and sponsors a first-class international bowl experience, while promoting The Bahamas, and highlighting the educational and athletic opportunities for the youth of The Islands through college football. For more information, please visit

Powerade Potcakeman Triathlon

September 23 - 23, 2017

Test your athletic ability at the Potcakeman Triathlon! Events include a junior triathlon, puppy tri, splash and dash, sprint race, and full international triathlon race—a grueling 1,500m swim, 26-mile bike ride, and six-mile run. Come join the fun, whether you’re here to race or to cheer on the competitors! Visit for more details and to register.

Ongoing Events

With these events occurring on a regular basis, enjoy more opportunities to experience one of these special occasions on Nassau Paradise Island.

Discover Junkanoo at Atlantis, Paradise Island

Every Friday night, the Royal Towers of Atlantis, Paradise Island comes alive with the sights and sounds of Junkanoo—and you’re invited! This hands-on experience is available to guests of Atlantis to book online. If you’re not staying at Atlantis, call (242) 363-2000 Ext. 66639 to book. For more information, including pricing, visit

Changing of the Guard

A tradition since 1958, the Ceremony features the world-renowned Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band and Royal Bahamas Defense Force Guards.

It is held every other Friday throughout the year from 11:00-11:30am at Government House.

For more information, contact Government House at (242) 322-2020 or [email protected].

Living History at Fort Charlotte

Every Monday and Wednesday at 11:30 am, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) Rangers perform military drills, play music, and fire the cannon, at noon, in West India Regiment uniforms. Staff of the Antiquities, Museums, and Monuments Corporation (AMMC) are dressed in period costumes to show how people dressed back then and what life was like. 

Admission to this event is $1.08 (including VAT).