Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 92

Events THE BAHAMAS JULY 1 All Eleuthera Regatta POPULATION SIZE 382, 000 (2013) 13,940 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY English CURRENCY Bahamian Dollar (1 US dollar equals 1.00 Bahamian Dollar) Domestic and international visitors converge on Eleuthera for competition among Class A, B, and C Class sailing sloops, cultural shows, live band performances, food and drinks. JULY - AUGUST 31 Nassau Junkanoo Summer Festival AVERAGE TEMPERATURE Costumed dancers, drum beats, a street festival, every Saturday during the month of July and August. This festival sees groups of Junkanoos parading through the streets in a colourful parade which dates back to the days of slavery. Click here for more information. 240 C / 750 F JULY 20 -21 Fishermen’s Fest On Eleuthera and Harbour Island, enjoy two days of fun fishing tournaments, delicious food and drinks, live entertainment, games, vendors selling locally made shell jewelry and a fireworks display to end the event. August 4 - 5 Lobster Fest & Lion Fish Derby On The Berry Islands, this is a celebration of the opening of the national Lobster Season which includes a hunt for the invasive Lion Fish. On day one, prizes will be awarded for the largest lobster and most lion fish caught. Enjoy a variety of lobster entrees, a lobster culinary competition, music and games Click here for a list of more events. © Bahamas Ministry of Tourism