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  • 1. Jamaica Jazz & Blues

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    Held in a stadium 25 minutes east of Montego Bay on the last Thursday–Saturday of January, the music festival attracts followers from around...Read More

  • 2. Rebel Salute

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    Over the years, this has grown to be one of Jamaica's biggest reggae festivals. As a family-oriented, roots-reggae event, no meat or alcohol...Read More

  • 3. Reggae Sumfest

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    Those who know and love reggae should visit Montego Bay between mid-July and August for this weeklong concert, which attracts big names. Tickets...Read More

  • 4. Bacchanal Jamaica

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    Kingston is said to be the heartbeat of Jamaica, and at no time does that heart beat louder than during the annual Carnival. This colorful festival...Read More

  • 5. Calabash International Literary Festival

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    Three days and nights of both literary and musical talent are featured at this festival, held in May of even-numbered years. Fans come from...Read More

  • 6. Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival

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    The biggest event in Ocho Rios, June's jazz festival has been running since 1991, when it was one day. Now nine days, it draws top names. ...Read More

  • 7. Jamaican Epicurean Escape

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    This two-day festival showcases Jamaica's best culinary offerings. Restaurants from around the island set up food stations with dishes that...Read More

  • 8. Little Ochie Seafood Carnival

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    The second Sunday in July is sure to be hot, as several thousand people enjoy some of the South Coast's best Jamaican cooking. ...Read More

  • 9. Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament

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    For five decades, this tournament has attracted anglers vying to catch the biggest blue marlin. The late-fall date varies with the moon to appease...Read More

  • 10. Portland Jerk Festival

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    Fiery jerk barbecue is what Port Antonio's known for. This day-long festival, usually the first Sunday in July, includes jerk cook-offs (with...Read More

  • 11. Reggae Marathon

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    Runners can test themselves on a 26.2-mile (42.1-km), 13.1-mile (21.1-km), or 6.2-mile (10-km) run along the road by the beach. This event,...Read More

  • 12. Treasure Beach Hook n' Line Fishing Tournament

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    This three-day tournament, held each October, pairs local fishermen with visitors. The teams compete using traditional fishing techniques. ...Read More

  • 13. Treasure Beach Off-Road Triathlon

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    The region's biggest annual event, this April race features a 500-meter ocean swim, a 13.7-mile (25-km) mountain-bike trek, and a 4.3-mile ...Read More

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