In just a few days the OCEAN Style/AUDI FashionShowcase will light up Montego Bay for its 5th staging, promising the best in fashion, luxury and entertainment from November. 2-4, 2012. The FashionShowcase weekend combines world class fashion with the allure of Montego Bay, enticing the elite from the Caribbean and the world to partake in this top notch lifestyle event.
Imagine running along a tropical coastline propelled by the earthy sound of drums and the view of the ocean. Every year Reggae Marathon offers that and much more for one day only in Negril.
This year however Reggae Marathon caps off an exciting calendar of running events in Jamaica, following on the heels of several 5k, 10k, and triathlon events for amateurs and sports enthusiasts alike.
Jamaica is no doubt the place to come and run, having produced the fastest men and women in modern history. Whether in the capital city Kingston or the laid back fishing village turned tourist town Negril, open road, perfect climate and memorable experiences await you in Jamaica.
Check out these upcoming running events in Jamaica and gear up for the biggest of them all, Reggae Marathon in Negril.
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Jamaica is a diverse destination with an exotic blend of culture, natural beauty and attractions suited for any kind of traveller with interests ranging from family to romance and adventure. Included is meetings and incentives, as Jamaica also boasts a thriving meetings and conventions sector, poised to support events of any size.
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With the upcoming premier travel trade event in Jamaica, the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), let’s take a look at the 2012 host of this event, the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa. Located in the resort area of Ocho Rios, the Sunset Jamaica Grande is a hotel of choice for meetings and conventions with over 30,000 square feet of indoor meeting space.
Sizzling performances from the world’s top reggae, dancehall and R&B acts came together to create a memorable Reggae Sumfest for 2012. Summerfest Promotions took Reggae Sumfest to even higher heights from July 15-21, 2012 as they celebrated 20 years of the ‘greatest reggae show on earth’. The star studded line up assured a successful event with performances from the likes of Damian Jr. Gong Marley, R&B superstar R. Kelly, Trey Songz and dancehall legend Shabba Ranks.
August 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Jamaica Events | No comment
The highly anticipated documentary on the life, music and legacy of reggae superstar Bob Marley will make its debut this week. The film, directed by Kevin MacDonald, will be showcased in a special preview screening on April 19, 2012 in Kingston at the Emancipation Park at 8pm.
The official release of the film in theatres, on demand and on Facebook takes place the following day, April 20, 2012. You won’t want to miss “Marley”, which features rare footage, performances and interviews of the legend. Take a look at the premiere listing to see where you can be watching the definitive reggae film of the year.
April 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Jamaica Events | No comment
In 2008 Jamaica’s then Governor General, Sir Kenneth Hall officially declared February Reggae Month. Since 2010 the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) has been coordinating activities to celebrate our unique genre of music throughout the month.
This year JaRIA’s signature event ‘Reggae Nights’ is being held at the Emancipation Park in the capital Kingston. The weekly Wednesday events will dramatically chronicle the movement of reggae through a series of five live concerts featuring drumming, folk, mento, jazz, classical, dancehall and alternative. The first in the series of Wednesday Reggae Nights featured Classical, Jazz, Mento and Ska and showcased acts such as the Edna Manley College Orchestra, Pimento Players, Jamaica Symphony Orchestra, Gilzene and the Blue Light Mento Band, Jamarokaz, Maurice Gordon Quartet, Yaad Beat, Samuele Vivian, NRI Workshop and The Jolly Boys.
February 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Jamaica Events | No comment
Jamaica’s breathtaking scenery creates the perfect backdrop for a relaxing retreat, one that engages your mind, body and soul. The turquoise of the ocean, rolling emerald hills and white sand paint a picture of repose. All this and more are just within reach at the Caribbean Yoga Conference (CYC), set to take place from February 2-5, 2012 in Montego Bay.
The conference will bring together yogis from around the world to learn from renowned artists, healers and yoga aficionados. At the Hilton Rose Hall resort yoga enthusiasts will take part in a series of workshops and keynotes geared at celebrating ‘sun, sadhana, sand, seva and sangha’. The conference is led by Bella Luna Yoga whose aim is ‘to celebrate a global ever-expanding yoga consciousness’.
January 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Jamaica Events | No comment
Jamaica’s six resort areas will be abuzz with activity in 2012 as the country celebrates its 50th anniversary of Independence. The list of “Jamaica 50” branded events span cultural festivities, culinary and sporting events galore, all in celebration of this special milestone. Here’s what you can take part in for the months of January and February.
Standing tall as a pioneering roots festival, the organizers of Rebel Salute have managed to build and maintain a product that aims to promote and preserve the healthier aspect of reggae music. As a result, this event has captured the adoration of roots reggae lovers worldwide; magnetically pulling thousands of people to areas of Jamaica’s South Coast not traditionally famous for live music festivals. It serves a strict vegetarian menu complimented by a diet of cultural roots Reggae from Jamaica’s finest performers.
January 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Jamaica Events | No comment
For 16 years Rebel Salute has brought thousands of roots reggae lovers from across the globe to Jamaica’s South Coast for a night of some of the finest reggae performances you’ll ever see in just one night. Set for January 14, 2012 this annual festival will feature several local and internationally acclaimed reggae artistes. Among those set to grace the stage this year are Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel, Luciano, Stephen Marley, Maxi Priest and Tarrus Riley among a host of other talented performers.
Standing tall as a pioneering roots festival, the event will also showcase Jamaica’s ital cuisine and positive vibrations. It serves a strict vegetarian menu complimented by a diet of cultural roots rap from Reggae’s finest. In tandem with this, is the concept of a drug-free, violence-free and non-alcoholic event. Combined with the warm hospitality and abundant culture of the Jamaican people, this event is not one to be missed. Hailed today as a spiritual renaissance, it has become the bedrock for the exposure and celebration of Jamaican roots music. If you are a true reggae fan, then this event cannot be missed. Join us on Facebook and Twitter for our LIVE coverage of Rebel Salute 2012!
January 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Jamaica Events | No comment
Jamaicans are unique in their love affair with food. The island’s range of cuisine is vast enough to satisfy just about any palate. In any given eatery one may find classic Jamaican dishes like jerk chicken or escovitched fish on the menu and there’s always a rum cocktail waiting for you.
From October 5-9, 2011 The Jamaica Tourist Board invited 6 Culinary Bloggers from around the world to explore Jamaica’s assortment of tantalizing treats. The journey began just outside of Jamaica’s capital, Kingston with dinner at one of the most popular seafood spots for locals (particularly on a Sunday afternoon) Prendy’s on the Beach. Here the bloggers enjoyed everything from Fried fish, Brown stew fish, Steamed fish and Salad to Garlic shrimp, Spicy shrimp, Curried shrimp and Curried conch.
October 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Jamaica Events | No comment