Montego Bay News and Events
Montego Bay, Annual Events
Polo Season (January to August) - Jamaica's polo season runs from January - August each year. Enjoy afternoon polo tournaments and tea. Various days of the week. St. Ann Polo Club, Drax Hall, Jamaica. See
Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival (January) - A must-experience musical event! The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, has been running for 15 years, growing from a modest start of 1,500 patrons to more than 25,000 in recent years! This includes over 6,000 visitors to the island each year. Among the roster of international artists who have appeared at the Festival in recent years are Gladys Knight, Ron Isley, Natalie Co Jamaicale, Diana Ross, Maroon 5, Kenny Rogers, Anita Baker, Hall & Oates, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Maxi Priest, Babyface, The Whispers, Joss Stone, Monty Alexander and Billy Ocean.
Bob Marley Birthday Celebrations (February) - Make your way to Jamaica and commemorate the legend who was Bob Marley with a celebration of reggae music.
Jamaica Praise Fest (May) - celebration of Jamaica's Anniversary of Independence.
Reggae Sumfest (July) - Billed as the "Greatest Reggae Show On Earth"...the Reggae Sumfest is a beach party, dance hall and concert featuring local, Caribbean and international artists.
Jamaica Triathlon (November) - The Jamaica Triathlon / Rose Hall Triathlon & Wellness Festival takes place in Rose Hall, Montego Bay is rated as one the world's best vacation triathlons! Swim 1,500 meters along the island's beautiful white sand beach. Bike the super fast 40k flat course along Jamaica's elegant "corridor". Run the 10k with stunning scenic views.
Montego Bay, Jamaica Info
Montego Bay is the capital of the Parish of St. James and the second city in Jamaica.
Things to See:
Doctor's Cave Beach Club - Founded in 1906, Doctor's Cave Beach Club is nestled between the Marine Park and the Hip Strip. The translucent water is known for its mineral content and our world-famous white-sand beach is clean and inviting. More than just a great beach, the food court and beach bar at Doctor's Cave provide a variety of meals and drinks to satisfy the taste buds.
Albert Town - Named for Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, Albert Town is the largest town in southeastern Trelawny, an area dotted with small villages, rural communities and agricultural districts. Located on the outskirts of the Cockpit Country, much of the area's beauty lies not in the small busy town centre, but just outside the town, in the cool hills and valleys covered with exotic tropical flora, intriguing interconnected limestone caves and numerous underground rivers and waterfalls.
Croydon on the Mountain - This working plantation nestled in the foothills of the Catadupa mountains provides a breathtaking and panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. The plantation invites visitors to journey into the majestic mountainous country where lush vegetation, wild flowers surrounds trickling waterfalls. Visitors can Capture the flavour of Jamaica while strolling through this tropical paradise.
Falmouth - For the architecture or heritage buff, the coastal town of Falmouth in Trelawny is a virtual goldmine. In the late 1700s, when sugar was "King" and the profits from the sweet gold made the fortunes of men, families and nations, Falmouth was considered to be the most cosmopolitan city in the western world, the "Paris of the Indies". The town had five newspapers, an active literary and fine arts society and – arguably its most distinctive attribute – fresh running water.