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Harbour Island

Junkanoo

Summer festival

Summer Festival

in Harbour Island, Eleuthera

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ne of the many enjoyable events in Harbour Island, a tiny gemstone in the archipelago nestled as a physically small part of North Eleuthera, yet big attraction in The Bahamas.

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Junkanoo Summer Festival activities take place in Harbour Island during the first week in July, just in time for the droves of U.S. visitors arriving on island celebrating their Independence holiday weekend. Tourism Manager with the Ministry of Tourism for Harbour Island, Mrs. June Dean, always extends a special welcome to guests enjoying the getaway to the island during the holiday. At the Summer 2017 one-day event, along with pineapple eating, bucket relay, and pink sand dance floor competitions earlier during the day on the Saturday, the crowd at the Festival site enjoyed a multi-segment fashion show, highlighting Bahamian Androsia print creations, and unique ensembles locally available on island. They were then treated to a show by, on the rise, talented Bahamian entertainer, Fanshawn Taylor - whose incredible vocals kept the audience glued to the stage and fully engaged. She was backed up by the local ‘One, Two, Three Band’ from Harbour Island. Sweet Junkanoo music rounded out the evening with a Junkanoo rush-out, which combined Briland’s Warriors and Zulu groups, enjoyed by onlookers as they frolicked down Bay Street until after midnight. Visitors can contact the Ministry of Tourism for more information about events on Harbour Island by calling their offices on Dunmore Street at (242) 333-2621.

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