July Events in Jamaica 2016
Reggae Sumfest,Dream Weekend and Food Festivals,

Summer is here and there are many July events in Jamaica 2016. The weather in summer is just perfect for all outdoor actives.

July 1st is celebrated as International Reggae Day. Concerts and smaller events are held Island wide on this date.

Next, travel to Portland Jerk Festival in Port Antonio and taste some of the best jerk food in Jamaica.

Then visit Manchester for the Little Ochi Seafood Festival that promises to bring together some creative seafood dishes.

Close out the month with the greatest reggae show on earth with a week-long schedule of Reggae Sumfest events in Montego Bay or travel to Negril for Dream Weekend or SPF Weekend in Ocho Rios.

School is out and many Jamaicans are returning to visit, so you can expect the beaches to be busy this month, especially on the weekends.

Of course, there are more events, so keep checking this page for updated happenings.

Jamaica International Reggae Day

When: July 1st

Where: Island wide

On this day, we celebrate the history of Jamaican music. Celebrations will take Place Island wide.

The purpose of the International Reggae Day is to bring more awareness to the history of music; highlighting the path that reggae music has taken Jamaica.

For more information on International Reggae Day.

Portland Jerk Festival

Date: July 3rd  

Location: Folly Oval, Port Antonio, Portland

Portland, the home of “all things jerk,” comes alive on July 3rd at Folly Oval. Jerk chicken, jerk pork, jerk lobster, and jerk fish are just a few of the items on the menu.

This food festival never disappoints and is a huge tourist attraction. Some tourists travel from as far as Westmoreland to partake of the day’s activities.

There will be great music and entertainment for adults and children right throughout the day. You can look forward to seeing the top reggae and dancehall artistes from Jamaica performing some of their latest musical songs.

Little Ochi Seafood Carnival

Date: July 10

Location: Little Ochi, Alligator Pond, Manchester

Manchester is home to one of the biggest seafood carnivals in Jamaica. This three-day event is a showcase of all the seafood that the southern part of the island has to offer.

Shrimp, lobster, fish, and conch are among the favourite catches of the day among the thousands that attend.

Non-stop entertainment from some of Jamaica’s best dancehall and reggae artistes will keep you entertained for the day.

Jamaica Reggae Sumfest

Date: July 17th to 23rd

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Cost: Beach Party (US$15), All White (US$19), Sound Explosion   (US$15)

Dancehall Night (US$27, VIP US$49), Reggae Night (US$39,VIP US$62)

Weekend Pass (Fri/Sat US$62), VIP Weekend (Fri/Sat US103)


The “Greatest Reggae Show on Earth” returns with a new line-up for 2016.

New Owner Joe Bogdanovich promises a new and improved Reggae Sumfest. Instead of the usual one dancehall night and two international nights, there will only be a dancehall night and a reggae night.

The week-long line up of event will showcase the best dancehall and reggae acts from Jamaica.

Events will include beach party, all white, sound system clashes and two nights of the top dancehall and reggae acts.

Book your hotels rooms early and look out for cheap flights.

If you are not able to attend this event, you can stream it live with a 360 degree view

Reggae Sumfest 2016

Caribbean Premier League T20 Championship

Date: June 30th – August 7th

Location: The Caribbean

If you are a lover of sports and parties, then you will appreciate five weeks of non-stop cricket tournament.

Cricket is a domestic sport in Jamaica and the Caribbean. This event promises to be non-stop fun and excitement.

Purchase your tickets early and watch as the best teams in the Caribbean’s clash for supremacy.

CPL 2016

Appleton Dream Weekend

Date: July 28- August 1

Location: Negril

Events: 9 All Inclusive Parties

Cost: Season Ticket (US$315), VIP (US$560) , Individual  Party Tickets Available

If there is one week to party and fun, this is that week.

Sponsored by Appleton, Dream Entertainment presents nine all inclusive parties in 5 days.

You can expect to hear the best dancehall, reggae, soca and hip hop music from the finest disc jockeys. All your most sought after entertainers will also either be in attendance or performing at the parties.

Every year, thousands of tourists travel to Jamaica to have the time of their life.

Appleton Dream Weekend 2016

SPF Weekend

Date: July 29th - July 31th

Location: Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay

Events: 3 Super All inclusive Parties

Cost: Season Ticket (US$190), Individual Party Tickets Available

The best alternative to Dream Weekend is Summer Playground Fantasy (SPF) Weekend.

The package includes three super all inclusive parties at amazing locations such as Dunns River Falls Beach, Jewels Runaway Bay Water Park and Pearl Beach West.

With One party every day, each occasion guarantees to be a production. SPF promises Drinks, food, music and the best music available in Jamaica for locals and tourists.

SPF Weekend 2016

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