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March 1, 2017 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Grand activities including cultural festivals, signature sporting events, culinary and religious tourism highlight the 2017 calendar for the Island of Grand Bahama, situated at the northern end of the archipelago of The Islands Of The Bahamas and just 55 miles off the coast of Florida.

The “grand” opportunity is open to Grand Bahama visitors to come and experience the “grand life” offered through a plethora of events and activities taking place throughout the year. This includes the much-anticipated Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Festival in April and weekly installments of Goombay and Junkanoo Summer festivals in the months of July and August, featuring a smorgasbord of local Bahamian culture.

MINI CALENDAR

April 17th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival
April 20th-23rd Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament
April 28th-29th Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival Kick-off
April 29th Annual West End Jr. Sailing Regatta
May 19-20th Annual Grand Bahama Air Show
June 5 Annual Freetown Fire Half Food & Heritage Festival
June 17th Annual West End Snapper Tournament & Festival
July Weekly Goombay Summer Festival (Thursdays)
August Weekly Junkanoo Summer Festival (Weekends in West Grand Bahama)
October 9th 48th Annual McLean’s Town Conch Cracking Festival
November 4th 31st Annual Conchman Triathalon
November 4th Meeting of the Minds Culinary Fusion Expo
November  13th Annual NCAA Women’s Junkanoo Jam

Known for its eco-tourism sites, including one of the world’s largest underwater cave systems, Grand Bahama offers visitors an abundance of water sports as well as on-land adventures and sightseeing activities.

How to get there: Grand Bahama Island offers a variety of transportation options than any of the other Bahamian Islands.

By Sea

  • Carnival Cruise
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
  • MV Grand Celebration/Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line out of West Palm Beach, FL (cruise & stay options available)
  • Balearia Bahamas Express: daily fast ferry out of Fort Lauderdale, FL (ferry & stay options available)

By Air

  • Bahamasair – daily flights from Nassau and Fort Lauderdale
  • American Airlines – Miami & Charlotte
  • Silver Airlines – Fort Lauderdale
  • Delta – Atlanta

U.S. Customs pre-clearance takes place on Grand Bahama so passengers arrive back in the U.S. just like a domestic flight. To find out more, log onto www.grandbahamavacations.com for additional information on where to stay, activities, calendar of events and much more.

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