Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 368

Events JAMAICA POPULATION JULY Reggae Sumfest SIZE 2.715 million (2013) 10,991 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY English CURRENCY Jamaican Dollar (1 US dollar equals 126.604 Jamaican Dollars ) Kingston AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 290 C / 830 F This is a huge, highly anticipated event which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Local and international artistes such as Damian “Junior Gong” Marley and Stephen Marley, Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, among others will charm the enthusiastic crowds for one week of pure island vibes. www.reggaesumfest.com AUGUST MoBay Jerk Festival This outdoor event is all about Jamaica’s jerk meats. There are activities for the entire family to enjoy including celebrity cook-offs, music, sale of clothes and craft items, and an overall celebration of Jamaica’s culinary signature dish, jerk. www.montegobayjerkfestival.com AUGUST Ocho Rios Seafood Festival A festive day of culinary pleasures. SEPTEMBER Jamaica Bridal Expo and Conference Soon-to-be Brides and Grooms, this is for you. If you’ve ever thought of getting married on a Caribbbean island, this expo will give you all the information you need for planning your special day. www.jamaicabridalexpo.com