Top Jamaican events in February 2018 includes Bob Marley's Birthday Celebrations, Ash Wednesday (Feb 14th), Valentine’s Day (Feb 14th), Jamaica Fat Tyre Cycling, Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run and Bacchanal Carnival Celebrations.
Remember that February is celebrated as Reggae month in Jamaica so you can expect a variety of Jamaican calendar of events in February with different genres of music such as reggae, dancehall, ska, rocksteady and dub.
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 1st to 6th
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 week-long 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
Jamaica Theatre and Shows for 2018
Where: 2 Dominica Drive, New Kingston
When: Tuesday to Sunday
Time: Tuesday to Friday (5pm) Saturday and Sunday (5pm and 8pm)For more information visit Centerstage Facebook Page
Bacchanal Carnival Celebrations
When: February 15th to April 2nd
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 best way to start off the festivities.
Carnival functions in Jamaica never ever disappoint.Visit Bacchanal Jamaica
Jamaica Fat Tyre Cycling
When: Feb 17th
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 18th
Where: Kingston, Jamaica
Time: 6am- 9am
Distance: 3.4 miles
Cost: J$1,200 before Jan 23 and $1,500 after
This year is looking to be the biggest year thus far. Thousands of persons have already registered for the 5k event.
The response for this charity event has been very good over the years having generated over J$155 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.Read more on Sigma Run Jamaica
The Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race
Where: Montego Bay
The Pineapple Cup race is one of the most celebrated sailboat racing events in the world.
Unfortunately, the competition will return in 2019 and promises to be a special one.
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
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