Jamaica Sprint Triathlon – A three-part competition of swimming, cycling, and running featuring both local and international competitors.
Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival – One of the most famous and leading events in Jamaica, catering to more than 30,000 jazz and blues music lovers with some of the country’s most popular bands worldwide.
Rebel Salute – What started out as an annual birthday celebration for reggae icon Tony Rebel has evolved into a family-friendly reggae music festival featuring vegetarian food offerings along with the hospitality of Jamaican culture.
Bob Marley Week – A week-long festival honoring the king of reggae with food, movies and, of course, music.
One Love Concert Series – The annual music festival takes place at the West End of Negril featuring many of Jamaica’s top musical artists.
Fat Tyre Festival – One of Jamaica’s premiere events with a mountain bike race and festival, the seven-day event is designed to highlight Jamaica’s food, culture, and natural beauty.
March Spring Break – Beginning in March and continuing through April, young men and women from the US come to celebrate a week of relaxation away from school during Spring Break.
Stepping High Music Festival – A food and cultural festival that celebrates all things Rastafarian featuring live music, food, arts, and crafts.
Jamaica Kite Festival – The annual event offers visitors and locals alike a family-friendly atmosphere with kite enthusiasts showing off their skills.
JAGA Reggae Festival – A live reggae music festival featuring international and local artists with activities for kids, food, and so much more.
Negril Carnival – For more than 15 years, Jamaica and Negril have been hosting Carnival events beginning in February and spanning two months until April. Events including music, parties, parades, and costumes attract more than 10,000 locals and visitors with the biggest events taking place on Easter week.
Calabash International Literary Festival – A must for literary lovers! Featuring authors and musicians from across the globe, this event is a great place to celebrate established writers and discover amazing new talent.
Dream Weekend – Starting at the end of July and running through the beginning of August, the weeklong annual party series is held around Jamaica’s independence weekend with up to 10 different activities throughout the festival.
Reggae Sumfest – A weeklong celebrations of Jamaican reggae music with concerts, dancing, parties, and more.
The Absolute Temptation Isle – Featuring dozens of parties across Negril with local businesses participating in this three-day party.
Reggae Sunsplash – The hugely popular reggae festival was first staged in 1978 and continues to be one of the most well-known music festivals in Jamaica today.
ATI Weekend – A real Jamaican party celebrating the emancipation and independence of Jamaica with music, dancing, and parties on the beaches of Negril.
Falmouth Blue Marlin Tournament – A huge favorite with locals, this competition attracts world-class fisherman and even if you’re not reeling in the fish yourself, you’re guaranteed to get caught up in all the excitement of the event!
Jamaica Reggae Ride – Cyclists are escorted on a three-day journey across the North coast of the island.
Restaurant Week – A weeklong celebration of Jamaica’s local cuisine during the middle of November.
NyamJam Food & Music Festival – A celebration of the authentic spirit and culture of Jamaica, the festival showcases international and local celebrity chefs.
Rastafari Rootzfest – An educational event that celebrates the ideology and culture of Rastafari with nightly concerts featuring well-known and upcoming musical reggae artists.
Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon – Jamaica’s premier international marathon event that promotes good vibes with lots of reggae music that span over a three-day period.