Goombay Summer Festival 2015

“It’s a celebration of Bahamian music, dance, food and culture”

Goombay Summer Festival is back with five weeks of rich, cultural excitement and expressions of Bahamian heritage.

Goombay Summer Festival, launched in 1974, is a depiction of Bahamian rhythm and soul through the beat of goatskin drums.

The electrifying event is July 2nd-30th.  

The festival will be held on Thursdays with the exception of a special Friday celebration on Independence Day, July 10th. 

Grand Bahama Island’s summertime climax features the best in Bahamian cuisine, arts, crafts and entertainment.

Grand Bahamians, residents and visitors will enjoy conch and coconut demonstrations, nature walks, bush tea tasting and the ministry’s signature People-to-People experience.

Thousands of people participate in Goombay’s rich history of music and dance each year.

Over the years, other Bahamian cultural festivals have evolved like Junkanoo in June and Junkanoo Summer Festival.

Ministry of Tourism’s Director for Grand Bahama Island Betty Bethel says the festival is designed to heighten visitor experience, increase visitor spend and drive economic growth.  

Bethel adds that it also creates an atmosphere for participants to feel the rhythm, culture and character of Goombay uniquely packaged into the down home flavors of Grand Bahama Island.

Through the continued support of The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, event title sponsor, Goombay Summer Festival is sure to remain Grand Bahama’s most exciting summer festival.

Media Contact: Brooke Sherman-Grant | Bahamas Ministry of Tourism |