Rastafari Rootzfest, a comprehensive, educational and well organized Rastafari event that seeks to celebrate Rastafari ideology, livity and culture. It will tell the story of Rastafari struggle for the legalization of ganja and celebrate the decriminalization of ganja in Jamaica.
The occasion will also be used to host the ‘High Times Jamaica World Cannabis Cup’, which is an internationally renowned competition to select the best cannabis strains. This will be the first time that this competition will be held in Jamaica.
NYAMJAM FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL
NyamJam will be a celebration of the authentic spirit and culture of Jamaica. The food and music event is scheduled for Nov. 13-15, 2015 at Golden Eye, & James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, St. Mary.
The festival will showcase international and local celebrity chefs of the likes of: Mario Batali, April Bloomfield, Jose Enrique, Seamus Mullen, Johnny Iuzzini, Oji jaja, Ravi Ann, Colin Hylton, Brian Lumley & Alicia Woodbine James plus entertainers – Ernest Ranglin & Angelique KidJo Magazine sponsor is Saveur. Bacardi is the main sponsor.
The event is seeking to attract the high network individuals between the 25-60 age group who are willing to travel to explore authentic local flavours and crossover food/culture.
Last year Restaurant Week Jamaica was bigger and better, offering special discounts at over 75 participating restaurants across Jamaica. Brand new additions to the Restaurant Week list along with their annual favourites benefited from the one week only event, where eating out is in. Event theme was: ‘Raise a Fork, Lift the City’.
CAYMANAS TRACK SUPERDAY
This is a race to be run over 2000 metres at Caymans Park. The history of the race has been graced by outstanding winners such as Legal Light, who won the inaugural running in 1978, The Viceroy, Mark My Word, Miracle Man and Menudo who won it four years in a row.
CARIBBEAN GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP
This event is geared towards bringing the Caribbean gymnasts together in a competitive spirit, to create awareness within the region that the sport is alive and well and to motivate our gymnasts to work hard and continue in the sport. The event will be every 2 years and organisers are hoping to choose a Caribbean Gymnastics Team to compete in Europe.
CB GROUP UWI 5K
CB Group UWI 5k is intended to raise much needed funds to improve the overall athletic development at the institution, including:
- Increasing the number of scholarships on offer and affording more young athletes the opportunity to stay home and train
- Improving the training facilities and implementing a proper feeding programme for athletes plus academic Assistance
- Provide in house sports related physicians/ assistants
The presence and guidance of Physiotherapists, Orthopaedic surgeons, Chiropractors, Sports Psychiatrists, Masseurs, and Nutritionists will be paramount to the success of our athletes.
Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am Tournament
As seen on Golf Channel Altered Course’s, Annie’s Revenge takes you to Montego Bay’s premier courses, White Witch and Cinnamon Hill and the new Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Resort.
Holywell, Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park –
The Blue Mountain Region , Kingston
This will be a family celebration of the natural and cultural heritage of the Blue & John Crow Mountains! As the tagline ‘Celebrating Mountain Pleasures and Treasures’ suggests, Misty Bliss will include the history and traditions of the windward Maroons and the natural heritage. Focus will also be given to the wide diversity of plants and animals in the forests of the Park. The Blue & John Crow Mountains are nominated for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.
This will be the launch of Space Jamaica, the Caribbean’s first contemporary art museum. This is also the first architectural construction by fames architect David Adjaye in the region.
SPACE patron programmes are open to the public, (individuals only), and provide members with a dedicated schedule of curator led tours, studio visits, lectures, collection visits as well as joint-benefits and exclusive excursion itineraries with comparable groups from partner institutions overseas.
The Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon is Jamaica’s premier International Marathon Event. Marathoners, sports enthusiasts as well as beginners, converge in Negril, Jamaica’s capital of casual, for a fun event characterized by good vibes and lots of Reggae music. Enthusiastic supporters come out along the out and back, internationally certified course to support participants. Meanwhile, hard-working volunteers offer uniquely packaged water and rehydration fluids at every mile. The pulsating Reggae music at each mile also keeps participants in an “irie”spirit, as they burn the mileage. Other related Marathon events, like the internationally rated gourmet Pasta Party and 3 Day Marathon Expo, have participants and supporters alike, humming with activity. The Expo also features the best of Jamaica’s art & craft along with runner related products. The Village Bash & Victory Party caters to the party goers. All in all, the Reggae Marathon Event is uniquely Jamaican with an international appeal.
WICKIE WACKIE MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Wickie Wackie Music Festival is being organized to showcase a unique line up of artists, sound systems, holistic levity and more. It will be presented in a beach side setting and camping is being offered to interested patrons.