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Port Royal Seafood Festival

Seafood and music in Port Royal.

Full Black

Sizzla Kalonji will be among the headliners at this year's rendition of Full Black. Other booked acts include Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Sizzla, Ninja Man, Elephant Man, and Kip Rich. The show is slated to begin at 9 p.m., an incredibly early hour for a Jamaican stage show, and one that aims to avoid the anger patrons felt in past years when the concert "lock-off" before many of the headlining artistes could perform.

Fatta Tyre Festival

Fatta Tyre Festival was created for mountain biking enthusiasts and showcases much of the talent and hard-core guts of the St. Mary Off-Road Bicycling Association. The festival features a Bicycle Bash kickoff at James Bond Beach, with BMX races, stunts, and displays of unusual and pimped-out bikes, followed by several days of competitive and sometimes grueling rides, mostly along single track through the hills of St. Mary.

Bob Marley Birthday Celebrations

This is a series of culture events held in Kingston at Bob Marley Museum and at his birthplace in Nine Mile, St. Ann, paying tribute to the King of Reggae, accompanied by cultural experiences like Nyabinghi drumming, Jankunoo dancers and talented reggae artists.

Soul in the Sun

Soul in the Sun - is a new event to grace Jamaica's annual music calendar pulling local and international talent. Organized by a core production team comprised of Jazz & Blues veteran associate producer Junior Taylor alongside Richard Clarke, Race Morrison and Matthew Goffe, the team aims to pull local fans and visitors from abroad for two soulful nights featuring local acts like Lust and Richie Stephens and international stars Keith Sweat, Jeffrey Osborne, Howard Hewitt, Peobo Bryson, Regina Belle, Johnny Gill, Dru Hill and Silk.

Bacchanal Jamaica

Ocho Rios sees its share of excitement during carnival season in April with Bacchanal Jamaica hosting a mad soca bashment at Chukka Cove. Bacchanal hosts a series of events during Jamaica's carnival season, which runs from mid-January through Easter. Bacchanal Jamaica is composed of three Mas bands in the Trinidadian tradition--Oakridge, Revelers, and Raiders--which have promoted parties since carnival festivities began in Jamaica in 1989.

Rebel Salute

Rebel Salute is the most popular annual music event held in St. Ann. It started out to commemorate the January 15 birthday of reggae icon Tony Rebel, who shares the same birthday as Martin Luther King Jr., as he's quick to point out. The first show was staged in 1994 in Mandeville, Manchester, and featured the late, great, Garnett Silk, among a host of other artists. The successful annual event was moved to the Port Kaiser Sports Club in St. Elizabeth in 2000 and later to Richmond Estate in St. Ann to capture a wider audience in 2012 when it was extended to two days and nights.

Calabash Literary Festival

Calabash Literary Festival is a fun, free event held the first weekend in June at Jakes in Treasure Beach that draws writers and attendees from across the Caribbean and African diaspora, as well as featuring some of Jamaica's own lyricists and authors.




Diana McCaulay (Jamaica)

Nicole Dennis-Benn (Jamaica)

Caribbean Fashion Week

Jamaica's contribution has been central to a bourgeoning Caribbean fashion industry. Pulse Entertainment, founded by Kingsley Cooper and Hillary Phillips in 1980, started holding Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW) in 2001. CFW has become a wildly successful annual event, described by British Vogue as one of the most important fashion trends on the planet. Held during the first half of June, the week is filled with fashion shows, parties, more parties, and some of the world's most striking women clad in creative attire designed by a young cadre of imaginative talent.