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Family Islands Events Calendar
By Robbin Whachell
Aug 1, 2014 - 3:35:38 PM

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Jan: North Abaco Audubon Bird Count
Jan: Annual Wahoo tournament, Cape Eleuthera Resort
Jan: Art for the Parks, Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour

Jan 1: New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade, Inagua
Jan 1: Junkanoo in New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, 2pm
Jan 2:  Daniel Caldwell Exhibit, Princess Street Gallery, Harbour Island, 6-9pm
Jan 23: *Artwork of Michael Hayes, Princess St. Gallery, Harbour Island, 6pm
Jan 25-Feb 1: 2014 Shark Showdown Video Week


Feb: Farmers Cay Festival
Feb: Bonefish Classic, Abaco
Feb: Miami to Nassau Race
Feb: Boat Harbour Inaugural Wahoo Championship
Feb: Man O War Craft and Trade Show

Feb 3: Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Treasure Cay Community Centre
Feb 14: Valentine's Day
Feb 15: 14th Annual Reef Ball, Abaco Inn, Hope Town
Feb 18-22: 2nd Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival, Hope Town, Abaco - 3 nights, 3 locations
Feb 25: Abaco Marine Flea Market, Treasure Cay Primary School 9 am- 4pm Feb 27 - Mar  1: Wahoo Smackdown IV Fishing tournament BIMINI Big Game Resort & Marina 


Mar : Georgetown Cruising Regatta, Exuma
Mar 3: Abaco Cancer Society's Art Show and Silent Auction
Mar 8: International Women's Day
Mar 12: Marsh Harbour Reef Ball
March 21-23: Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend III, Treasure Cay
March 26-30: All That Jazz, Eleuthera, Governor's Harbour


Apr: Baker's Bay Marsh Harbour Bonefish Classic
Apr: Redbone Bone Fishing Tournament
Apr: Long Island Cornfest
Apr : Schooner Bay Spring Festival
Apr: James Cistern Homecoming, Eleuthera

Apr: Grand Cay Homecoming and Big Daddy Memorial Fishing Tournament
Apr : Cherokee Days, Cherokee Sound
Apr: Bimini Music Cultural Weekend
Apr: Family Island Regatta in Exuma, Georgetown, Exuma
Apr: Andros Business Outlook
Apr: Green Turtle Cay Homecoming

Apr  4-9: Rock Sound Homecoming Festival
Apr 4-9: Lower Bogue Homecoming, Eleuthera

Apr 5-9: Bimini Homecoming
Apr 9: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Parade, Bimini
Apr 9: St Stephen's Anglican Parish Bazaar Queen's Park in Fresh Creek, Central Andros
Apr 9: Mastic Point Homecoming, Andros
Apr 16: Art Splash, Abaco Cancer Society fundraiser
Apr 24-27: NFL HOF Alumni fishing tournament, Bimini Big Game Club
Apr  24-28: Guana Cay Championship, 1st leg 2012 BBC tournament series, Orchid Bay Yacht Club & Marina


May: Berry Island Fest
May: Mother's Day
May 7-10: Bahamas Billfish Championship Guana Cay
May 8-11: 25th Annual Green Turtle Club Fishing Tournament
May 21-24: Bahamas Billfish Championship, Green Turtle Cay


Jun: Whit Monday, public holiday
Jun: Gregory Town Pineapple Festival, Eleuthera
Jun 7: Pineapple Fest Triathlon, Gregory Town, Eleuthera
Jun:  Cat Island Rake & Scrape Festival
Jun: Annual Sandy Point Abaco Homecoming Conchfest
Jun: Labor Day, public holiday
Jun: Father's Day

Jun: Annual Goombay Festival, Sea Spray Resort & Marina
Jun: Annual Lionfish Derby, Green Turtle Cay Club

June: All Andros Crab Festival Queen's Park in Fresh Creek
Jun 6: 4th Annual Goombay Festival returns to Sea Spray Resort & Marina
Jun 7-9: Sandy Point Homecoming
Jun 18-21: Bahamas Billfish Championship, Marsh Harbour
Jun 21-22: Percy Darville Bottom Fishing Tournament, Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands
Jun 25-29: 31st annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament, Treasure Cay
Jun 28-Jul 26: Junkanoo Summer on Andros, Every Friday


Jul: Regatta Time in Abaco
Jul:  Berry Islands Berry Fest
Jul : The Bluff Homecoming, North Eleuthera
Jul : Savanah Sound Homecoming, Eleuthera

Jul: Bay Festival, Hatchet Bay
Jul: Tarpum Bay Homecoming, Eleuthera

Jul: 4th Annual Goombay Festiva, Sea Spray Resort & Marina, Abaco
Jul: Long Island Homecoming Glinton's Park, North Long Island
Jul: All Andros & Berry Islands Regatta Andros Regatta Village,Morgan's Bluff
Jul: Coconut Festival, Pleasant Bay, South Andros.
Jul 10: Independence Day, public holiday
Jul: Annual Goombay Festival at Sea Spray Resort & Marina
Jul 19-21: North Abaco Summer Festival & Power Boat Races
Jul 1-Jul 26: Junkanoo Summer on Andros, Every Friday.
Jul 29-August 2: Inagua Heritage & Salty Festival


Aug: Inagua Salty Fest
Aug: Acklins Regatta & Heritage Festival
Aug: Emancipation Day, public holiday
Aug: Berry Islands Lobster Festival
Aug: Annual Goombay Festival at SeaSpray Resort & Marina
Aug 5: Rum Cay Homecoming Festival


Sept: International Coastal Cleanup Day - Lend a Hand
Sept: Annual Abaco Business Outlook

Sept : International Day of Peace
Sept: World Tourism Day


Oct : World Animal Day
Oct : Wemyss Bight Homecoming, Eleuthera
Oct: Discovery Day, public holiday
Oct: Exuma Business Outlook
Oct: Abaco Stride for Life
Oct: San Salvador, Discovery Day Festival Homecoming & Regatta
Oct: North Eleuthera Sailing Regatta
Oct: Abaco Open Water Swim, Marsh Harbour
Oct 25: Ride For Hope cycling event


Nov : Governor's Harbour Homecoming Festival, Eleuthera
Nov : International Free Diving Comp., Long Island Dean's Blue Hole
Nov : Conchman Triathlon, Grand Bahama
Nov : Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club Welcome Party
Nov : Green Castle Homecoming, Eleuthera
Nov : Settlement Point Fair, Abaco
Nov: Green Turtle Cay Christmas Festival of Lights
Nov: Hope Town Arts & Craft Festival, Haynes Library, Eleuthera
Nov: Holiday Golf Cart Parade and Jingle Bell Trot, Green Turtle Cay

Nov: Guy Fawkes Bonfire Celebration, Green Turtle Cay
Nov: Kayak Challenge, Little Harbour, Abaco
Nov: Abaco Open Golf & Family Festival, Treasure Cay
Nov: Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Elbow Cay
Nov: Annual Hope Town Box Cart Derby, Elbow Cay
Nov: Long Island People-To-People Experience Tea Party


Dec : Lite the Nite Boat Parade, Green Turtle Cay
Dec : Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, Abaco Inn
Dec : All Exuma Fish Festival
Dec : Official Tree Lighting, Georgetown, Exuma
Dec : Official Tree Lighting, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Dec : Official Tree Lighting, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
Dec : Official Tree Lighting, Treasure Cay, Abaco

Dec : Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club Christmas Party
Dec : Official Tree Lighting, Clarence Town, Long Island
Dec : Official Tree Lighting, Fresh Creek and Nicholls Town, Andros
Dec : South Abaco Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Dec : Christmas Caroling under the Stars, Green Turtle Club
Dec : Christmas Tree Lighting, Chris. Roberts Park, Gt Harbour Cay
Dec : Annual Christmas Day Parade, Bimini, Porgy Bay Ball Field 5pm
Dec : Junkanoo Rush Eleuthera: Tarpum Bay, Rock Sound & Harbour Island
Dec: Annual Abaco Christmas Festival, Marsh Harbour
Dec 26: Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade, Bimini
Dec 26: Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade, George Town, Exuma
Dec 26: Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade, Inagua
Dec 26: Junkanoo Celebration, Andros, Queen's Park, Fresh Creek
Dec 27: 3rd Annual Junkanoo Competition, Elbow Cay
Dec 28: Colour Run, Abaco, Hope Town, 8:30am
Dec 28: Green Turtle Christmas Festival of Lights, Abaco, 6pm
Dec 28: Junkanoo, Sea Spray Resort & Marina, Abaco, 8pm
Dec 29: Nipper's Pig Roast, Guana Cay

The following days will be observed as Public Holidays during the Year 2014:

New Year’s Day - 1st January (Wednesday)
Majority Rule Day - 10th January (Friday)
Good Friday - 18th April (Friday)
Easter Monday - 21st April (Monday)
Labour Day 6th June - (Friday)
Whit Monday - 9th June (Monday)
*Independence Day -10th July (Thursday)
Emancipation Day - 4th August (Monday)
Discovery Day - 13th October (Monday)
Christmas Day - 25th December (Thursday)
Boxing Day 26th - December (Friday)

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