The Bahamas Welcomes Return of Junkanoo Summer Festival

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas government says the Junkanoo Summer Festival, which has been suspended over the last two years due to COVID-19 restrictions, will take place during the month of July.

JUNkoImage courtesy of and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.It said that the popular summer festival will take place on four Saturdays this July but that due to the Independence celebrations, there will be no Junkanoo Summer Festival on July 9th.

“Now that the pandemic has receded, there has been a strong yearning for the return of our vibrant cultural festivals. The Ministry is delighted to collaborate with the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) to bring back Junkanoo Summer Festival, with an invitation to both locals and guests alike to come out and relish the experience of all things Bahamian,” .said Charity Ambrister, Director of Events Management at the Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (MOTIA).

The MOTIA said that locals and visitors can experience and discover Bahamian culture and heritage in a safe and fun environment and that featured at the Festival site will be booths displaying authentic Bahamian-made products.

“The JCNP is excited to collaborate with the Ministry to stage a dynamic cultural extravaganza that will be a treat for all ages,” said Dion Miller, the Executive Chairman of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence.

“Headlined by the pulsating sound of Junkanoo, the festival’s entertainment will showcase A-list Bahamian performing artists.”