Saturday, May. 11, 2019
12:00pm - 10:00pm

In celebration of the maritime community and to commemorate its 10th anniversary, Arawak Port Development (APD) will host The Bahamas' first ever Maritime Festival on Saturday, May 11, from noon to 10:00 pm at the Nassau Container Port, Arawak Cay.

This event is free to the public and all are encouraged to come out and meet representatives from the Bahamas National Trust, BREEF, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Bahamas Customs, Royal Bahamas Police Force, Department of Agriculture, Bahamas Maritime Authority, LJM Maritime Academy, MSC, Tropical Shipping, RORO Company and many more.

Attendees will also be able to tour the shipping companies' container vessels and learn about how they operate, and board a Royal Bahamas Defense Force vessel, while its Commando Squadron will conduct a live demonstration and its band will provide entertainment. Other stakeholders like The Royal Bahamas Police Marine Unit will conduct demonstrations on the water and the Bahamas Customs Department will give attendees an intimate look at its operations.

Other festival highlights will include a kid's activity corner, helicopter landing courtesy of the United States Coast Guard and OPBA T, and live entertainment by popular acts like Lady E; Ira Storr and the Spank Band; Willis & the Illest; Thrive 2 XL Band from Queens College; and the Gerald Cash Rake N' Scrape Band. DJ AI will also take part in the event as well as local artists Allan Pachino Wallace and Stefan Legend. The festival will also include a wide variety of food and drinks for all


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