Carnival in Kingston


A week of costumed revelers taking to the streets, two carnival camps – Jamaica Carnival and Bacchanal Jamaica – paint- and rum-throwing, parades, all-night parties and live reggae, calypso, and particularly soca. H…
Music in Kingston

One World Ska & Rocksteady Music Festival

This new one-day festival praises all that's best in some of Jamaica's earliest, yet sometimes overlooked, musical genres: ska and rocksteady. It attracts nationally and internationally famous acts, and the music ru…
Sports in Kingston

Boys & Girls Championships

Jamaica's biggest annual sporting event is a highly charged youth athletics contest, as scouts from around the world arrive to get a glimpse of future champions. A great atmosphere, as locals fill the stands to over…
Dance in Kingston

World Reggae Dance Championships

The finals of the reggae, dancehall and reggaeton dance competition, with troupes of young dancers battling it out among themselves at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre.
Art in Kingston

Biennial Art Exhibition

Exhibition featuring the very best of contemporary Jamaican art, held in even-numbered years at the National Gallery.
Food & Drink in May Pen & Around

Denbigh Agricultural Show

The annual Denbigh Agricultural Show is held on the Denbigh Showground, 3km west of town, on Independence weekend in early August. It’s a muddy, smelly, noisy and enjoyable affair, with farmers from each parish show…
Food & Drink in Port Royal

Port Royal Seafood Festival

The Port Royal Seafood Festival, held each year on National Heroes Day, the third Monday in October, is a rollicking good time with plenty of food (the celebrity cook-off is always popular) and live music from big-n…
Theater in Kingston

LTM National Pantomime

Annual event at the Little Theatre, with traditional Jamaican song and dance, saucy humor and fabulous costumes.
Art in Kingston

Kingston on the Edge

Week-long urban art festival featuring the best of new painting, photography and sculpture, as well as gallery shows, concerts and readings.
Fair in Kingston

Devon House Christmas Fair

Devon House promotes a colorful display of arts, crafts and culinary delights in the week before Christmas.