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Rebel Salute

The biggest roots reggae concert in Jamaica goes down in the middle of January at Plantation Cove outside St Ann's Bay – a must for any reggae fan. In a nod to I-tal roots, the two-day festival serves vegetarian...

Music in Oracabessa

Beach J’ouvert

A taste of Trinidad in Jamaica, Beach J'ouvert is a wildly popular soca music festival held at James Bond Beach during the carnival season (usually the weekend before Easter Sunday), with all-night bacchanalian...

Music in Annotto Bay

St Mary Mi Come From

Huge annual reggae and dancehall charity concert organized by the local music star Capleton, held at Annotto Bay every November. Capleton's name guarantees major music talents on the bill, while all proceeds go...

Cultural in Charles Town

Charles Town Maroon Festival & Conference

The Charles Town Maroon Festival & Conference, held at Asafu Culture Yard every June, is a fascinating hybrid of cultural events, academic panels sharing their research, live music, film showings and general...

Cultural in St Ann’s Bay

Emancipation Jubilee

Held annually in the grounds of Seville Great House from July 31 to August 1, to celebrate the emancipation of Jamaica's slaves on August 1, 1834. Celebrations consist of dancing and traditional folk music, such...

Sports in Ocho Rios

Fat Tyre Festival

This rip-roaring mountain-bike race and festival is the nation’s premier mountain-biking festival, and is definitely not for the weak of heart (or calves). Over seven days it spreads over St Ann, St Mary and up...

Music in Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios Jazz Festival

This festival, spread over a week at the start of June, draws some big names in jazz and stages concerts under the stars. It acts as a reminder that Jamaican music is more than just reggae and dancehall.