The world’s “iriest fashion week’ Style Week Jamaica, kicks off next week, from May 22- 26. Presented by Saint International Jamaica, Style Week brings together noted fashion designers, trend setters and models from the Caribbean and around the world for 1 stylish week in Kingston, Jamaica.
Come out to see the latest in fashion and culture at these Style Week 2013 events:
One month of the New Year has passed but it’s not too late to get started on those New Year resolutions. Pack your bags and head to Jamaica for a range of year round activities and events to help you fulfil your goals.
Committed to getting fit in 2013? Work up a sweat under the Caribbean sun at these upcoming running events:
- Kingston City Run-March 8-10, 2013: The inaugural Kingston City Run presents a weekend of pure adrenalin and fun incorporating two race events: a ½ Marathon 5K race/walk. The weekend will kick off on Friday March 8, 2013 with a Welcome Carnival Party followed by a health fair and expo, a pre-race warm-up session on Saturday March 9 and race day on Sunday March 10.
- Fat Tyre Festival- February 17-23, 2013: This is a 7 day mountain biking event designed to highlight Jamaica’s vibrant culture, unique geography and great riding trails! Over the years, the event has featured some of the world’s top mountain bikers – Cam McCaul, Kyle Ebbett, Katrina Strand and Kathy Pruitt. Are you up for the challenge? The Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival takes place in the hills of Jamaica’s north coast.
The grounds of Richmond Estate in Ocho Rios were packed with reggae music lovers for the 20th anniversary of Rebel Salute. An exciting concert featuring the best in reggae music was the main feature of the 2-day event from January 18-19, 2013. The likes of Tony Rebel, The Jolly Boys, Queen Ifrica, Pluto Shervington, Ernie Smith, I-Wayne and many others gave stellar performances going into the early hours of the morning.
The Caribbean Yoga Conference is back for 2013 with even more outstanding presenters, uplifting workshops and special events all in celebration of sun, seva and sangha. This ultimate in yoga conferences takes place from January 31 to February 3, 2013 at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay.
The lush landscape and warm climate of Jamaica set the stage for music concerts, wellness events and historic commemorations in the month of January. Start your New Year off by delving into Jamaica’s vibrant culture at any of these upcoming events.
The 274th Accompong Maroon Festival
The Accompong Maroons celebrate the 275th anniversary of the historic Treaty of 1738 on January 6, 2013 on Jamaica’s south coast. Signed between the Maroons (Africans who were formerly enslaved by the Spanish) and the British after 83 years of failed re-enslavement and battles, the Treaty of 1738 granted the Maroons their own land and governing rights to the nation of Trelawny Maroons. The Maroon Festival will feature traditional dance, music and food as well as Maroon ceremonies at Accompong located in the rugged limestone mountain range called the Cockpit Country.
For 2 days be tantalized by exotic local and international dishes from up to 40 chefs and caterers from Jamaica and around the world. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, seminars, live entertainment and exciting chef cook-off contests plus indulge in sampling from a wide array of cuisines. Such a culinary experience can only be had at the Jamaica Epicurean Escape, this Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2, 2012.
Reggae Marathon 2012 is just 3 days away!
Join us in Negril on December 1, 2012 for Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k, Jamaica’s highly anticipated running event. Marathoners from 30 different countries will journey to Jamaica’s most western point this weekend for an unforgettable run in the sun. Named as one of the world’s best marathons, Reggae Marathon gives runners the winning combination of Negril’s 7 mile beach and laid back attitude, the rocking rhythms of reggae music and an unending push towards healthy lifestyles.
Kicking off the 2012 festivities is the JHTA World’s Best Pasta Party on November 30 at Couples Swept Away where participants can also make final registrations. Race day starts at 5:15 am and will see runners endure the looped course ending at Long Bay Beach Park with the Reggae Marathon Beach Bash.
Won’t be able to make it to Reggae Marathon? No problem! Follow the happenings of the day with your virtual running shoes via @VisitJamaicaNow and @ReggaeMarathon on Twitter. Get an exclusive look at this spectacular event with live tweets of the 10k via hashtag #rm12. Run with us in Negril at Reggae Marathon 2012.
For more information on Reggae Marathon visit www.reggaemarathon.com
November is sizzling with a variety of culinary events across the country. As Restaurant Week Jamaica closes for 2012 foodies can continue to treat their palates at the CB Pan Chicken Grand Championships tomorrow November 18, 2012. Twenty-six pan chicken specialists from around Jamaica will compete at Ocean Boulevard in Downtown Kingston. From 12pm- 8pm patrons can sample an array of tasty chicken dishes while enjoying the ocean breezes on Kingston’s waterfront.
Among the panel of experts who will select the Pan Chicken Champion of 2012 are two international chefs with years of cooking experience. Spike Mendelsohn, also known as Chef Spike, will bring with him an in depth knowledge of good food from his experiences on Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef. Trained in classic French Cuisine, Chef Spike is a 2 time contestant on Food Network’s Iron Chef: All Stars and will be starring in the upcoming Next Iron Chef: Redemption season.
For the 8th consecutive year SSCo Event Management and the Gleaner Company have teamed up to offer foodies across Jamaica delectable offerings at great prices. Restaurant Week 2012 will boast over 75 restaurants in Kingston, Montego Bay, and Ocho Rios all participating in this official Jamaica 50 endorsed event.
Montego Bay is renowned as the home of some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean. This November several golf tournaments will take place in the Complete Resort, allowing attendees to enjoy undulating greens and magnificent ocean views. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or a pro, come discover Jamaica’s ample golf offerings at any of these upcoming events.