Jammin' in Jamaica: Events Happening in Jamaica in 2024

Jamaica is the place to be this fall! With so many amazing events happening, you'll be sure to find something to make your heart skip a beat. Whether you're looking for a reggae music festival, a food extravaganza, or a cultural celebration, there's something for everyone. So, if you're planning a trip to our lovely island this fall, we've got you covered!

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

Kingston Creative March 31 2024

Carnival in Jamaica: April 3–9, 2024

Location: Kingston, Jamaica

Celebrate a week of Carnival events in true Jamaican style! Enjoy the spectacle of costumes, music, and an overall festive vibe that draws revellers to our island from all over the world. There will be a series of reveled-up activities that culminate with the much-anticipated Road March on April 7, 2024.

Website: www.visitjamaica.com/carnival-in-jamaica

Woman at Carnival Road March 2023 holding a drink and a portable fan

Jake's Triathlon: April 27, 2024

Location: South Coast, Jamaica

It is the longest-running triathlon in the Western Hemisphere and a major event in the small fishing community of Treasure Beach.  This event is hosted by the world-renowned hotel Jake's and attracts top off-road racers and enthusiasts from around the world.  It features a 500-meter ocean swim, 25K (13.7M) off-road biking and a 7K (4.3M) country run.

Website: www.jakeshotel.com/jakes-experiences/jakes-off-road-triathlon-2024

Jakes Triathlon 
 
Liguanea Art Festival: April 28, 2024

Location: Kingston, Jamaica

The Liguanea Art Festival, the largest fine art exhibition in the Caribbean, celebrates its 15th staging on April 28, 2024.
The exciting display of authentic Jamaican art returns to the Liguanea Plaza in Kingston, The exciting display of authentic Jamaican art returns to the Liguanea Plaza in Kingston, Jamaica, where more than 100 artists will exhibit masterpieces and great works in fine art, photography, sculpture, and jewellery.  

Art collectors, art students and teachers, lovers of drawings, portraits, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery and photography will be able to have one-on-one interactions with artists, view their works, become aware of their techniques and inspiration, and, of course, purchase pieces.  It is a day to add new pieces to your art collection, start your new collection, or just simply select the perfect gift at an affordable price.

Website: www.liguaneaartfestival.com 

 

Liguanea Art Festival
 

Discover Jamaica by Bike: April 29–May 5

Location: Islandwide

This is considered to be the ultimate ride, as it takes you through 13 of the 14 parishes. Riders will start in Portland, then ride to Ocho Rios, Falmouth, Montego Bay, and the South Coast, and end in the capital city, Kingston. This will allow participants to be fully immersed in the sights, scenes, and sounds of everything Jamaican.  Each day will allow breaks at various iconic refreshment stops, such as fruit vendors, Middle Quarters, etc. This way, the event highlights some of the hidden gems and the local way of life, all done on a bicycle.

Website: www.discoverjamaicabybike.com

Discover Jamaica By Bike 2022

Jamaica Frenzy: May 2–7, 2024

Location: Negril, Jamaica

Jamaica Frenzy is an all-inclusive, House Music vacation destination experience in Negril, Jamaica. Parties will take place on the premises of a 5-star resort,  as well as on beaches and venues throughout Negril, Jamaica.  JAMAICA FRENZY specializes in House Music, with all-inclusive accommodation packages, mixed with the very best talent in the House Music and Electronic Music world for discerning HOUSE Music lovers from around the globe. 

Website: www.jamaicafrenzy.com

Jamaica Frenzy 2024

Le Diner En Blanc: May 4, 2024

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Le Diner En Blanc is a global phenomenon that originated in Paris and has become an iconic celebration of elegance, unity and the beauty of communal dining.  It has captivated participants over the years in cities around the world, promoting cultural exchange. This event will also be staged in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and patrons are encouraged to dress in all-white attire whilst enjoying a gourmet meal. 

Website: www.jamaica.dinerenblanc.com

Le Diner en Blanc

MochaFest: May 22-29, 2024

Location: Negril, Jamaica

Mocha Fest is, without a doubt, one of the most liberating and unique vacation and party experiences in the entire world. That is why thousands of party-lovers flock to Negril, Jamaica, each year to spend five days enjoying a series of the best drink-inclusive beach parties, top-class hip-hop and Caribbean entertainment, and the company of some of the most amazing, beautiful, and free-spirited adults you'll find anywhere on the planet.

Website: www.mochafest.com

 
The SASHI Experience: May 23–26, 2024

Location:  Grizzley Plantation Cove, St. Ann 

The Sashi Experience is credited for bringing the biggest and best R&B and Hip-Hop Artistes to Jamaica from 1998 - 2002.  The iconic Sashi Experience will return to the destination events calendar once again and which will bring excitement to the destination. The schedule will include a fashion show, beach party, concert, and celebrity clash with international and local artistes. The event will be held during the Memorial weekend and artistes such as Busta Rhymes, NeYo, Wcleff Jean. 

Website: www.instagram.com/sashiexperience

 
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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

 

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

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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

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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