The further 3 Saturdays of Junkanoo Summer fun in July take place on:

Saturday July 15th with a music competition

Saturday July 22nd with an overall competition

Saturday July 29th of JSF announces the winners and features a Bahamian Music Concert

Junkanoo Summer Festival, a signature event of the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, attracts thousands of local and visitors who gather to watch the Junkanoo groups compete. The eleven groups were challenged to come up with their own theme relating to The Islands of The Bahamas.

Not to be outdone by the vibrant Junkanoo performances, the food and craft vendors also serve up some special delights of their own. The festival is an opportunity to shop, eat and drink in the local culture.

Daytime activities at Junkanoo Summer Festival include pineapple-eating, watermelon and roast corn eating competitions.

Junkanoo Summer Festivals takes a break on Saturday, July 8th for the celebrations around the 44th anniversary of Independence.

On Grand Bahama Island Goombay Summer is held every Thursday in July (7, 14, 21, 28)  – 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, experience the local culture to the sweet sounds of "Goombay", indulge in local delicacies, browse through the most authentic Bahamian arts and crafts, and dance to the beat of Junkanoo!

Click through to see the full schedules for Junkanoo Summer Festival and Goombay Summer on the Out Islands of The Bahamas bahamas.com/junkanoo-summer-festival-2017.