What: The 2018 Junkanoo Summer Festival will enhance different eras of Bahamian culture using the themes of Goombay, Le Cabaret/ Jazz; Nostalgia, Rake n’ Scrape and Bahama Summertime. Every Saturday will include Junkanoo Rush outs 

When: Every Saturday from July 2-August 4

Where : Arawak Cay

Entertainment Includes: Culinary, Rock Oven and Mixology demonstrations, Daytime competitions like watermelon, pineapple, roasted corn, and pie eating competitions, conch crack and crab catching competitions; kiddie corners with a multitude of games and contests including hop scotch, marbles, rounders, skipping, golf ladder, bicycle rims, volley ball, kite flying, scooter race, hand ball, golf ladder and Magic Man.

Music Performances: Lassie Doe Boys, Smith’s Foundation, Spank Band, Ira Storr, Veronica Bishop, Elon Moxey, Sherwin Ferguson, Genrie Fowler, Soulful Groovers, Neil Symonette Band, Ray Munnings, Duke Errol, Frankie Victory, Maitland Thompson and Quartazz, Jason Burrows and Cool Survivors, Legacy Band, Paul Hanna, Tony Seymour, Jim Duncombe, Bodine, Lady E, Frankie Young, Rick Carey, Pricilla Rollins 

Additional Aspects Include: Bahamian Food and Drink, Crafts, Junkanoo Performances (NOT COMPETITIONS)

Theme Breakdown: 

July 7: Goombay will be celebrated with Goombay dancers, fire dancers, limbo dancers, the Obeah Man, Grammy and the dancers.

July 14:Le’Cabaret and Jazz will celebrate the period when the Las Vegas-style review that was in The Islands Of The Bahamas in the 1970s.

July 21:The Festival will celebrate Nostalgia with a return to the 70’s and 80’s nightclub era in The Islands Of The Bahamas.

July 28:There will be a celebration of Rake n’ Scrape with Quadrille Dancers, the Island Woman, Lizzy Carry Basket, Brown Skin Gal, Go Home and Mine Baby, Kill the Roach, Better Woman than You and Shot Gun Wedding.

August 4:Junkanoo will be front and center celebrating old to new Junkanoo traditions.

Sponsors: 

Kalik, Barcardi/Bristol, 

A Sure Win

Swift Enterprises 

REV GO

JOHN BULL

LITTLE SWITZERLAND

COMMONWEALTH BANK

BAHAMAS STRIPING CO LTD

AQUAPURE

AML FOODS LTD

Mailboat

Blue Lagoon Island 

Milo Butler

Zamar

Mario's Bowling