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5th Annual Berry Islands Fest - May 24th to June 1st
By Ministry of Tourism
May 30, 2009 - 6:33:02 AM

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Southeast of Bimini is a cluster of 30 cays known as The Berry Islands. It is believed they were given that name because of the abundance of thatch berry trees found there.

With a land mass totaling about a dozen square miles, these cays rest on the eastern edge of the Great Bahama Bank, starting with Great Stirrup Cay and extending to Chub Cay in the south. The largest of them is Great Harbour Cay at 8,300 acres. The Berry Islands lie 150 miles east of Miami and 50 miles northeast of Nassau.

The islands' main attraction is their seclusion and privacy. Decked with greens and fringed with drifts of sand, here you can find a multitude of magical harbors and swim-ashore beaches. These largely uninhabited islands offer spectacular diving and snorkeling and are known for championship sport fishing, second only to Bimini. Record catches have been made of mackerel, blue and white marlin and sailfish.

 

Berry Islands Fest schedule of events:

Saturday May 24th

11:00 a.m.…………........................... Committee attends Church of God Service

7:00p.m…………………………...Gospel Concert, Revival Time on the Causeway

        (Pratt Brothers, Dwight Armbrister, Tracy, Tracy & Reunion of Soul Seekers)

Thursday May 28 th  

7:00 p.m. ……………………….....‘Old Timers’ All Star Basket Ball, Free Throw

                                                  3-Point Shoot-Out (Uncle Dave, Elorn, Tobby)

 Friday May 29 th  

 1:00 p.m…................Meet and Greet at Airport (Sidney’s Grill provides welcome)

 7:00 p.m. ……………. Musical Prelude to Street Fest, Great Harbour Cay Marina

 8:00 p.m………………………………………………………Opening Ceremony

 8:30 p.m. ……………………………….……. Rake ‘N Scrape & Karaoke Contest

 10:00 p.m. …………………………;……...Junkanoo Rush Out, Kingdom Warriors  

 11: 00 p.m…………………………………….. Back Side DJ Scar & Bobby Jones

 

 

 Saturday May 30 th

 12:00 p.m……………………………… Beach Party, Dannenberg Beach Fun day

                      (Sack Races, Egg n Spoon, Tug O War, Volley Ball Tournament etc.)

                                                              T - Shirt Day wear your Berry Fest T Shirt

4p.m – 8:00p.m.………………………........... Sail Away to Petit Cay, Adults Only           

                                                                     (Ferry every half hour from Dannenberg)                   

9:00p.m…………………………………………...…. The People’s Junkanoo Rush  

                                                                (From The Park to the Causeway and back)                                       

10:00p.m…………………………..…..…….White Water Entertainment, Guest DJ

              

Sunday May 31 st  

11a.m………………………………………………………. Visit Church of Choice

3:00p.m……………………Dominos and Back Gammon Tournament, Beach Club 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.. …………………………………………White Water Happy Hour                   

                                

Monday June 1 st  

12:00 p.m. ………………………………Dannenberg Beach Party Family Fun Day

                                                              (Lots of fun and games for the whole family)

  3:00 p.m…………………………………………………………... Raffle Drawing



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