Jamaican Events In February
Music, Agriculture and Carnival

Jamaican events in February 2013 includes Bob Marley's Birthday Celebrations, Ash Wednesday (Feb 13th), Valentine’s Day (Feb 14th) Hague Agricultural Show, Fi Wi Sinting Celebration, Jamaica Fat Tyre Cycling, Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, Bacchanal Carnival Celebrations, and the Pineapple Cup Ocean Race.

Remember that February is celebrated as Reggae month in Jamaica so you can come and expect a variety of Jamaican events in February with different genres of music such as reggae, dancehall, ska, rocksteady and dub.


Reggae Month

When: Feb 1st to Feb 28th

Where: Island wide

February is Reggae month in Jamaica. This is the best time to learn about the history of reggae music and the influence it has on Jamaican culture. When you say Reggae, you say Jamaica, and when you say Jamaica, you say Reggae.

Bob Marley is the most notably figure when it comes to reggae music but there are many other veterans such as Jimmy Cliff, Tony rebel, Freddy McGregor, Peter Tosh, Sugar Minott, Gregory Issacs, Buju Banton, and Bunny Wailer.

This is the best time to learn about reggae music, and the history of how it started to Jamaica and where it is today.

For more info on Reggae Month Events

Bob Marley Birthday celebration

When:  Feb 6th to 13th

Where:  Island wide

Of all the Jamaican events in February, a visit to the Bob Marley Museum should be high on your list.

In celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday, there will be a weeklong of parties, exhibitions, forums and concerts that will be held in Kingston, St. Ann and the rest of Jamaica.

Learn about the late reggae singer’s life and the massive impact that his music continues to have on the world.

For more information visit Bob Marley website

The Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race

When:  Feb 7th to Feb 15th

Where: Montego Bay

The Pineapple Cup race is one of the most celebrated sailboat racing events in the world.

This year is special because this is the 31st staging of the Pineapple cup.

The race will begin from Fort Lauderdale to Montego Bay stretching over 811 miles. Past contenders and winners include Ted Turner, Sir Peter Blake, Roy Disney, and John kilroy.

This is the race to attend because for the majority of the race, you will be able to see great scenery of Jamaica, especially Montego Bay. The event title sponsor is Appleton Estate Rum, so you can expect a lot of drinks flowing.

At the end of the race, enjoy a weeklong of partying, concerts, cocktails and live band music.

More information on Montego Bay Race

Rainforrest Seafood Festival

When: Feb 13th

Where: Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex, Montego Bay

Cost:  Adult J$500. Children J$300

If you are in the Montego Bay area, bring the family along for a full day of activities and experience seafood at its best in Jamaica.

Children will be occupied in the kids’ village, and adults will enjoy live entertainment from comedians “Ity and Fancy cat,” and in the evening reggae and dancehall artistes will continue the high energy until midnight.

All this is for a worthy cause because all the proceeds will be donated to the Cornwall Medical Hospital.


Bacchanal Carnival Celebrations

When: February 15th to April 7th

Where: New Mas Camp, Kingston

Cost: from J$500 upwards

If you can’t make it to Trinidad for Carnival, Jamaica is the next-best alternative.

From February 15th to April 7th, numerous events will be held throughout the weeks.

Events include Beach J’ouvert, Bacchanal Fridays, Bacchanal Saturdays, and Road March.  Costumes for the road march are limited, so purchase your costumes early.

Carnival season begins on February 15th in Jamaica, and Bacchanal is the right way to start off the festivities.

Carnival events in Jamaica never ever disappoint.

Visit Bacchanal Jamaica

Fi Wi Sinting Jamaica Festival

When:  February 17th

Where: Somerset Falls River Park, Portland, Jamaica

Come celebrate the 23rd staging of FIWI Sinting Festival on the eastside of Jamaica.

FIWI Sinting Festival is a real African heritage celebration that includes storytelling, poetry, food sample, Jonkunoo theatre, and drumming sessions.

Enjoy traditional Jamaican cultural aspects such as music and dancing all day long.

Get to know the history of Jamaica in one day from Maroons, community leaders and university professors.

For more information visit fiwisinting.com

Jamaica Fat Tyre Cycling

When: Feb 17th to 25th

Where:  Saint Mary, Blue Mountain and North Coast

Are you ready for the challenge? Experience a week-long mountain biking event competition that is for anyone.

This event is in high demand so register now.

If you don’t want to participate, you can always watch when the bikers pass by at certain intervals.

This event is in high demand because of the wonderful trails that Jamaica has and the beautiful scenery.

Read more on Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival

Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run

When: Feb 17th

Where: Kingston, Jamaica

Cost: J$1,000 per person

This year is looking to be the biggest year. So far, over 20,000 persons have registered for the 5k event.

The response for this charity event has been very good over the years having generated over J$100 million dollars to purchase equipment for the hospitals’ island wide.

If you have the chance, participate for the workout, and donate for a worthy cause.


Hague Agricultural Show

When: February 18th

Where: Hague, Trelawny

This annual agricultural festival will showcase the farmers of Trelawny products.

Usain Bolt attributes a part of his success was to the food produced by his hometown of Trelawny.

Since Usain Bolts worldwide accomplishments, the Hague Agricultural Show has grown tremendously with persons from all over the world coming to the full-day event.

This year will be monumental, since it is being held on a public holiday (Ash Wednesday).


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