Montego Bay is a major event destination.

Here is a list of major events that have been held in Montego Bay (based on the month they have been held).

January

  • Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival – a popular jazz event staged at the beginning of each year. Features well-known performers from around the world

February

  • Reggae Month & Bob Marley Week – a big celebration of reggae music and Bob Marley. Expect lots of music and fun!

March

  • Spring Break – students from North America flock to Montego Bay for Spring Break festivities during part of February and March

April

  • Easter – there is a long easter weekend in Jamaica, stretching from good Friday to easter Monday.

May

June

  • PIOJ Biennial Diaspora Conference – held every other year, this conference deals with issues concerning Jamaicans overseas.
  • Jamaica International Ocho Rios Jazz Festival – This event offers exciting music, great entertainment, and healthy family fun.

July

  • Reggae Sumfest – This highly anticipated annual Reggae event showcases the best talents in roots, rock and reggae music.  Each year, top Jamaican acts perform along with international artistes to a diverse audience.

August

  • Emancipation and Independence Celebration – the first week of August sees celebrations of emancipation from slavery, as well as freedom from colonial rule. Lots of celebrations and parties all over the island.

September

  • Marlin Tournament – Annual International Marlin Tournament at the Montego Bay Yacht Club. More than 50 years in the running, this annual tournament features cash prizes and draws enthusiastic crowds in September.
  • Bridal Expo

October

November

December

  • Reggae Marathon – The Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon is Jamaica’s premier International Marathon Event.   Marathoners, sports enthusiasts as well as beginners, converge in Negril, Jamaica’s capital of casual, for a fun event characterized by good vibes and lots of Reggae Music.
  • Christmas – December 25th, a major holiday for Jamaicans. Most locals go to church, exchange gifts and join with friends and family for a major feast. Rum cake, egg nog and gungo peas are specialities

 

Other places to check for events

  • https://www.eventbrite.com/d/jamaica–montego-bay/events/
  • http://caribbeanfestevents.com/http://allevents.in/montego%20bay
  • http://www.roundhill.com/event-calendar-en.html
  • http://www.world-guides.com/latin-america/jamaica/st-james-cornwall/montego-bay/montego_bay_events.html
  • http://keepitjiggy.com/jamaica-2015-2016-events-holidays/

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