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It is about to get a few degrees hotter in Jamaica this summer! Here are six reasons why this stunning tropical island should be your destination of choice for Summer 2022.
Grab your “rumpanions” and kick start your summer with a gastronomic journey through Rum Country. This year, Jamaica’s tourism capital, Montego Bay will host the 4th Annual Jamaica Rum Festival. Don’t miss this chance to excite your taste buds with an array of tempting local cuisine and world class rum. Sample amazing cocktails created by Jamaica’s leading mixologists. Peruse artisan booths showcasing the best of Jamaican expressions through art, music, food and culture. Find your rhythm and rock to the pulsating beat of Reggae and Dancehall music, performed by artistes including Tessanne Chin, Romaine Virgo, Sanchez, Capleton and many more.
Jamaica Carnival, July 1-10
It’s time to book your flight as Jamaica Carnival returns after a two-year hiatus. Join the revelers marching and partying throughout the streets of Kingston in skimpy costumes made from colorful fabrics, beads, feathers, sequins, ribbons, glass mirrors, horns, and shells. Jamaica Carnival is a truly exhilarating experience for lovers of Caribbean culture and music. Party all day and night with the carnival band of your choice and immerse yourself in the intoxicating rhythms of Reggae, Dancehall, Soca and Calypso.
Get ready for the Boston Jerk Celebrations in scenic “Portie”. Dubbed Portland’s Jerk Weekend, this two-day festival highlights a smorgasbord of finger-licking jerk cuisine and features a church service along with cultural presentations and live entertainment. Bring your family, friends and your stomach and come celebrate with us!
The world renown Reggae Sumfest, one of Jamaica’s most iconic and anticipated summer concert series for Reggae and Dancehall aficionados returns live this summer. Pack your bags for an All-White Blitz party, Sound System Explosion, Beach Party, and the main concerts. Stage lineup includes: Shenseea, Dexta Depp’s, Shabba Ranks, Koffee, Sizzla, Beres Hammond and more!
Shrug off your cares, leave your inhibitions behind and head for the Capital of Casual this summer. Dream Weekend is in sight!! Revel in this weeklong series of events featuring an average of ten back-to-back parties held on the shores of Negril’s famous seven-mile beach. Jamaica’s hottest DJs and entertainers, fused with a high energy party vibe make this weekend a dream come true for you and your party crew. So, gather all your friends and have a “hot girl or hot boy summer” at one of the most exciting party experiences for Summer 2022.
On August 6, 2022, Jamaica will observe 60 years of Independence as an Island Nation. This Diamond Jubilee milestone will be commemorated with a myriad of events and activities during the first week of August. Dubbed “Emancipendence” Week in celebration of both Emancipation and Independence, events include: The Jamaica 60 Festival Village at Independence Park, National Stadium; Festival Queen Coronation; Jamaica 60 Film Festival; Mello-GO-Roun; Independence Grand Gala, to name a few. Jamaica 60 celebrations is an ideal opportunity for you to learn more about the island’s rich history and culture. Whatever your affiliation is with this diverse and fascinating island, be it local, Diaspora or tourist, there is always something new to discover about Jamaica.