If you love love and love reggae music, then you’ll love traveling to Jamaica in February. February is celebrated as Reggae Month here in Jamaica with February 1 marking the legendary reggae icon Dennis Brown’s birthday and February 6 marks an even more famous legend’s birthday, the great Bob Marley. February is a wonderful time to be in Jamaica to experience our rich musical history and celebrate love in our groovy tropical paradise.
Reggae Events in February
Start your Reggae Month at Dubwise, a regular event celebrating cultural reggae music in Kingston. This staging is special as it sees performances by Pressure Buss Pipe, Tippy I, Jah 9, Kabaka Pyramid, Lutan Fyah, and more.
Bob Marley Birthday Celebration
Head to the Bob Marley Museum to celebrate his 75th birthday in fine reggae music style. This all-day party is an official Reggae Month event you won’t want to miss. Catch up on all the activities scheduled for the month here.
Red Rose for Gregory
Red Rose for Gregory is an annual Valentine’s Day concert that celebrates the legend of smooth reggae crooner Gregory Issacs. This year’s lineup features Third World, Sanchez, and international recording artist Deniece Williams.
Hempress Sativa Live
Skyline is the place to be for live cultural reggae music concerts and this staging welcomes Hempress Sativa to the set. If you’re a fan of live reggae jam sessions, then this event is a must-attend. The vibe is like none other, set in the hills to the backdrop of Kingston’s dazzling city lights twinkling below.
Blues on the Beach
Mix a little blues into your Reggae Month with a concert at Drifter’s Bar on the beach in Negril.
Run for Your Heart 5K
Get a run in while supporting the Heart Foundation’s 5K starting at Emancipation Park in New Kingston. Proceeds are in aid of the foundation’s mobile unit that travels across the island screening for heart disease, one of the top fatal illnesses in Jamaica.
Jamaica Music Conference
For those that are more than just fans of the music and seek to become a major industry player, the Jamaica Music Conference is for you. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and connect with heavy hitters and executives in the music scene like Grammy winner Shaggy and Diego Herrera of Pandora Music. Attend workshops on marketing, law for creatives, and even learn to dance while enjoying performances from reggae artists sprinkled throughout the week’s activities.
Paggee Beach One Day Clean Up
If giving back is your jam, enjoy a day at the beach in fellowship with residents of Port Maria for the cleanup of Paggee Beach. Lunch is provided for all volunteers. It’s a great way to get involved in the community while enjoying the warmth of Jamaica and its vibrant people.
Merritone Disco is a popular sound system in Jamaica that celebrates 70 years in the music business this year. To mark this momentous achievement, they set sail on a five-night cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Jamaica. On February 25 while docked in Ocho Rios, the Seaside Dutchie Restaurant will host Merritone Memories which promises to be a sweet and soulful day party by the sea.
Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show
Picture a farmers’ market and trade show with the best of Jamaica on show. The Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show is always a fun time for the whole family. Come on out to see our farmers’ finest produce, sample the freshest organic eats, and see what’s new in the industry with live entertainment and extraordinary booths that pique curiosity and imagination.
Rainforest Seafood Festival
This event is another staple on the Jamaican food festival scene that features fun family entertainment all day into the wee hours of the night. If you enjoy seafood and live music, you’ll want to check out this foodie fest. Go early to sample unique seafood creations and stay for the concert featuring Ding Dong, Agent Sasco, and Stylo G.