The Wine and Art Festival is an annual celebration that highlights new seasonal wines and works of Bahamian artists. Held at The Retreat, which is part of the Bahamian National Park, all proceeds from the event support the National Park System which includes 25 protected areas and is managed by the Bahamas National Trust. For more information, please visit www.bnt.bs.
Bahamas National Trust Annual Wine and Art Festival
October 28 - 29, 2017
November 14 - 19, 2017
The Bahamas National Trust’s Jollification holiday wine and arts and crafts festival is an annual tradition! You’ll find gifts and artworks hand-crafted by local Bahamas artisans, Bahamian liquors and spirits, a variety of foods, and a whole lot of festive fun. For more information please visit www.bnt.bs.
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 www.atlantisbahamas.com.
Hero World Challenge
November 30 - December 3, 2017
The best in golf, business and philanthropy come together for the Hero World Challenge. The benefit tournament for the Tiger Woods Foundation features 18 of the world’s best PGA TOUR players. For the first time since the tournament moved to Albany, the foundation’s namesake and 14-time major winner, Tiger Woods, will be competing. For tickets and accommodations, please visit www.heroworldchallenge.com.
December 1, 2017
The Bahamas Bowl provides American college athletes, conference partners, alumni, fans, and sponsors a first-class international football 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 www.bahamasbowl.com.
Bahamas International Film Festival
December 14 - 17, 2017
The 14th annual Bahamas International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the local Bahamian community and international visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. In addition to special screenings the Film Festival holds Panels and Master Classes as well as cocktail parties and receptions. Tickets start at $4. For a full listing of shows and ticket prices, please visit www.bintlfilmfest.com closer to the scheduled date.
Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade
December 26, 2017
Considered by locals to be a highlight of the holiday season, this cavalcade of colorful costumes and Caribbean beats is a must-see for the entire family! Junkanoo is a unique part of Bahamas culture and the Junkanoo parade on Boxing Day is a must-see celebration. For more information please visit www.bahamas.com.
New Year’s Junkanoo Parade
January 1 - 2, 2018
Ring in the New Year with the sounds, colors, and celebration that is Junkanoo! This authentic Bahamian tradition is not to be missed. Dance along as hundreds of revellers fill the streets dressed in spectacular costumes, blowing whistles, ringing bells, and banging drums. For more information please visit www.bahamas.com.
January 13 - 14, 2018
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 www.marathonbahamas.com.