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Abaco Upcoming Events: September - December 2013
By Abaco Tourist Office, Marsh Harbour
Aug 29, 2013 - 10:42:20 PM

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The ABACOS, Bahamas - Welcome to The Abacos. Calm waters, warm breezes and panoramic beauty make this 120-mile–long chain of islands a boating and sailing paradise. But it’s not just the sea that attracts travelers from around the world. Those who prefer to explore by land will find championship golf courses on Treasure Cay, charming colonial towns on Green Turtle and Elbow Cays, and countless hotels, restaurants and bars throughout The Abacos.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Abaco Tourist Office in Marsh Harbour provides the public with the following calendar of events they endorse throughout September 2013 through December 2013:

September 16th, 2013
Bahamahost, Marsh Harbour
Improve your knowledge about The Bahamas and your customer service level within your own business by signing up for Bahamahost today.  Bahamahost is a training programme designed to familiarize participants with correct and accurate information on our country’s history, geography, civics, economics and places of interest.  A strong emphasis is placed on attitudinal training, teamwork and cooperation. The programme serves as a basic foundation for all other industry training and is used to promote service excellence in The Bahamas.   Contact the Abaco Tourist Office at (242) 367-3067

October 11th -12th, 2013
Abaco Open Water Swim Race, Marsh Harbour
Professional and non-professional swimmers of all ages are invited to compete in Abaco’s Annual Open Water Swim Race.   The race course is located in the waterway of Marsh Harbour near Albury’s Ferry and is 5K in length. Added to this year’s swimming event is the paddle board and kayak challenge.  The post race celebration will include great music, food, drinks and awards. Contact the Abaco Tourist Office at (242) 367-3067

November 2nd, 2013
Annual Guy Fawkes & Bon-Fire Celebrations, Green Turtle Cay
Featuring the historical Guy Fawkes Competition, where judging of the Best Guy and Dancing of the Guy will be the highlight of the night. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to feast on delicious Bahamian food & drinks and gather around a huge bone-fire with family and friends.  Funds raised from this event will assist the Annual Island Roots Heritage Festival that is held the first weekend in May. Contact Karen McIntosh at (242) 365-8489 www.islandrootsheritagefestival.com

November 14th-17th, 2013
1st Annual Abaco Open Golf Tournament & Family Weekend Festival, Treasure Cay
Golfers are invited to compete in this first time event, which will allow them to demonstrate their skill level on Treasure Cay’s 18th Hole Championship Golf Course and give them the opportunity to enjoy a fun-packed weekend.   Players are encouraged to bring their family and friends along to make their weekend that more interesting and exciting, as there will be plenty to do and see other than competitive golfing. Contact Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort at (242) 365-8801

November  29th, 2013
15th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Elbow Cay
This annual celebration of arts & crafts is held at the lovely Hope Town Harbour Lodge, where local and international artists display their paintings, jewelry, carvings and other unique creations around the pool. While shopping and enjoying the beautiful scenery, one can also satisfy the appetite by sampling an assortment of tasty hor dourves and sparkling drinks.
Contact Hope Town Harbour Lodge at (242) 366-0095

November 30th, 2013
Hope Town Box Cart Derby, Elbow Cay
Box carts of all description are designed and constructed by local Elbow Cay contenders and other patrons, in time to participate in the annual ‘Big Hill Box Cart’ challenge and family fun day. Participants can compete in the junior or senior category, which officially begins at 12 noon at the Hope Town race site.
Contact the Abaco Tourist Office at (242) 367-3067

December 7th, 2013
10th Annual Abaco Christmas Festival, Marsh Harbour
This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the very popular Christmas Festival that is known to attract family and friends from near and far.  The event usually kicks off the holiday season here in the Abacos with general holiday activities that include:  early Christmas shopping in the Arts & Crafts Bazaar, a Food Court filled with Bahamian Dishes, performances from Choirs, Quartets, Soloists, Marching and Calypso Bands, a Junkanoo Parade, a Christmas Float Parade, a Dog Show and other Festive Activities.
Contact the Abaco Tourist Office at (242) 367-3067

December 27th, 2013
3rd Annual Christmas Junkanoo Competition, Elbow Cay
Sea Spray Resort & Marina brings Junkanoo to Abaco during the yuletide season, featuring a number of local groups who compete for top honor and bragging rights. Residents of Elbow Cay are joined by locals and visitors who travel from the mainland to enjoy the elaborate costumes, music and lively performances that are paraded during this night time event.  
Contact Sea Spray Resort & Marina at (242) 366-0065

January 1st, 2014
New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade, Green Turtle Cay
Abaco begins the New Year with an explosion of colors, sounds, movements and rhythm through the historic streets of New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay. The event blends the traditional Junkanoo music with local variants of this community to provide a truly unique experience for residents and locals alike. The celebration kicks off at 12 noon with Green Turtle Ferry providing transfers from the mainland to the Cay.
Contact the Abaco Tourist Office at (242) 367-3067

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