Jammin' in Jamaica: Events Happening in Jamaica in 2024

From the young to the young at heart, Jamaica offers an eventful escape for all ages. Come back to the land of sun, sand, and non-stop events! From iconic festivals to week-long parties and sporting adventures, there's something for everyone to discover the best of Jamaica, all year round.

Kingston Creative Art Festival: Last Sunday of Each Month

Location: Kingston, Jamaica

Dive into the rhythm of THE ARTWALK!  Join varying creatives in the vibrant capital of Downtown, Kingston, Jamaica. Embrace the sounds of Jamaican music and enjoy the beautiful murals. Let's dance, laugh, and make memories together every last Sunday of each month at the Kingston Creative Art Festival. 

Website: www.kingstoncreative.org

Art Walk Flyer - June 2024

RuJohn Foundation Celebrity Camp 2024: June 17-24, 2024

Location: Islandwide

The Celebrity Camp is back with King Bach and friends 🤸🏽‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️ They will be making 3 stops this year in just 4 days! Register now to be apart of our Empowerment workshop 🎶🎬 in Kingston on this  Sunday, June 16 at the Pegasus Hotel (11am) for sessions on ✅ Child Self Esteem ✅ Dance ✅ Acting ✅ Music. 

Our Sports Camp 🏀 will be on Monday, June 17 at Kingston College (1pm) with sessions on ✅ Basketball ✅ Golf ✅ American Football ✅ Track and Field ✅ Ballet. 

Western Jamaica, we will be coming to Trelawny just for you! Join us at the Holland High School on June 19, 2024 at 2pm with sessions on ✅ Dance ✅ Acting ✅ Music ✅ Basketball ✅ American ✅ Football ✅ Golf ✅ Track and Field. 

Register now at registration@rujohnfoundation.com with your name and interested session to be apart of the action and fun with our coaches and volunteers. Limited spaces are available! #RuJohnCamp2024 🚍

Website: www.rujohnfoundation.com

RuJohn Foundation Celebrity Camp

Black River Film Festival: June 27–30

Location: STETHS and Lola’s on the Beach, St Elizabeth

Join us for an unforgettable cinematic experience from June 28-30! We're bringing the magic of movies to St. Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and Lola’s on the Beach with special guests from "Black Panther" and "Game of Thrones" among others. Explore a variety of film screenings, engaging masterclasses, dynamic panel discussions, delicious food, and an exciting afterparty!

🎤 Special Guests: Chiume, Marcos, Justine Henzell, Cornelius Grant, Jackie Jackson (IG Handles)

🍿 Attractions: Film Screenings, Masterclasses, Panel Discussions, Food, and Bonfire Party!

💸 Tickets: $1500 (per day)

Website: www.blackriverfilmfestival.com

Black River Film Festival

Caribbean Wrestling Jam Slam: July 6

Location: Kingston, Jamaica 

Last year, 7 of the Top 10 cable television shows each week were professional wrestling. The NBC Television Network announced the results of a national survey last February in which it listed the "top viewer sports" in America as: 1. National Football League 2. Professional Wrestling 3. Major League Baseball 4. National Basketball Association.

Caribbean Wrestling Jam Slam

Jamaica Rum Festival: July 18, 2024

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Jamaica Rum Festival is the perfect place to explore the subtleties of Jamaican rum. Our rums are made with the finest ingredients and passion, capturing the unique spirit of Jamaica. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a returning rum enthusiast, this digital immersion of the festival experience is tailored to give you the complete JRF package. Indulge in vibrant visuals, and world-class content as our platform takes you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the island nation. Come on in. Join us. As we continue to celebrate and educate the world on the storied history of some of the finest rums in the history of the world!

JA Rum Festival 2024
Reggae Sumfest: July 14-20, 2024
Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica

The festival started in 1993 and has featured a variety of world-renowned artistes such as Damion 'Junior Gong' Marley, Ziggy Marley, Toots and the Maytals, Buju Banton, Chris Brown, and Rihanna. Kanye West, Usher, Beres Hammond, Freddie McGregor, Sean Paul, Spice, Chronixx, Nicki Minaj and many others. Reggae Sumfest is Jamaica’s premier festival dedicated to showcasing our island’s indigenous reggae music while also promoting Jamaica as a prime summer destination for visitors.

Reggae Sumfest attracts visitors and media from all across the globe. The festival will feature exciting lead-up events at various venues in Montego Bay, including the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. It promises to be an unforgettable lineup of the best in reggae and dancehall from start to finish.

Website: www.reggaesumfest.com

Reggae Sumfest 2024

BZR Weekend: July 26-28

Location: Kingston, Jamaica 

The weekend will commence with two premium party events on July 26 – 27, 2024 leading up to the grand concert finale on July 28, 2024. BZR Weekend 2024 is your passport to a fusion of musical styles and cultural experiences; from R&B, Reggae, Hip Hop to Dancehall, ensuring a vibrant celebration catering to diverse musical tastes locally and internationally.

BZR Weekend

Dream Wknd: Aug 2-6, 2024

Location: Negril, Jamaica 

Dream Weekend is an annual week-long getaway in Negril headlined by Jamaica’s most popular DJs and entertainers, fused with a high energy vibe like none other! An average of 10 events take place during this period and these are held on the white sand beaches of Negril. Tickets are already being sold via outlets in Florida, NY, Queens, Atlanta, Ontario & London.

Website: www.dreamwknd.com

Dream Wknd 2024

Best Weekend Ever: August 2-6, 2024

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica 

“Best Weekend Ever” will again dock on the white sand shores of Ocho Rios on August 2th to 6th, for a euphoric destination party weekend experience epitomized by the best vibes ever! A meticulously curated convergence of 6 distinct yet cohesive event concepts, Best Weekend Ever is guaranteed to satiate the party palates of patrons globally.

Website: www.yourbestweekendever.com

BWE 24

Portland Paradise Weekend: August 2-5, 2024

Location: Port Antonio, Portland 

From high-energy parties to creativity & relaxation, the Portland Paradise Weekend is a magical escape. Every corner is a new adventure. From the eclectic arts & crafts market to the park festival, from the fusion of flavors to the rhythm of street dance, there is something for everyone. Hike the lush vegetation of historic Moore Town Valley, raft on the River Grande, surf at Boston Beach, swim in the Blue Lagoon and climb Nanny Waterfalls while indulging in the cultural dining, cycle along beautiful seaside paths. Finally, unwind at one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Frenchman's Cove. 

Website: www.portlandparadiseweekend.com

Portland Paradise 2024

Jamaica Bridal Expo: Sept 21-22, 2024

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Come and Learn from the Industry’s wedding experts and professionals. This hybrid one day conference combines elements and resources for planning and executing a successful Jamaican destination wedding experience.  This will allow an opportunity for both networking, as well as, an educational platform for those who want to learn, thrive in this romance, wedding and honeymoon industry.

Website: www.jamaicabridalexpo.com

Jamaica Bridal Expo

Jamaica Food and Drink Festival: November 7-10, 2024

Location: Kingston, Jamaica

This is a melting pot of fine liquors and foods, top Jamaican DJs and live entertainment, culinary mastery and more. It’s six days of diverse, all-inclusive gastronomic exploits – when your biggest decision will be, “How can I choose which events to attend?”  The correct decision is, of course, to do them all.

Website: www.jafoodanddrink.com

jfdf 2023

Mouttet Mile: December 7, 2024

Location: Caymanas, St. Catherine

This event is a one-mile race at Caymanas Park which carries a total purse value of US$250,000.00, making the race day the richest in the English-speaking Caribbean. The race will feature the top 3-year-old native breed and imported thoroughbreds, with 4 spaces reserved for international entrants. Race day will include an exclusive, luxe infield activation for VIP’s and sponsors which will allow for a stronger curated presentation of fashion, food and culture and rum experiences. 

Website: www.caymanasracing.com

Reggae Marathon: December 8, 2024

Location: Negril, Jamaica 

The Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon is Jamaica’s premier International Marathon Event. Marathoners, sports enthusiasts as well as beginners, converge in Negril, Jamaica’s capital of casual, for a fun event characterized by good vibes and lots of Reggae music. Enthusiastic supporters come out along the looped, internationally certified course to support participants. The pulsating Reggae music on course also keeps participants in an “irie” spirit, as they burn the mileage.

Website: www.reggaemarathon.com

Reggae Marathon 2023