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Each month gives you the opportunity to embrace the culture and the people of Jamaica. However dates and venues are subject to change at any time when booking.

January - March

Beach lovers travel to Jamaica's shores at this time, particularly in late March for spring break because the hurricane season is over and the temperatures are idyllic and breezy. But if you want to save some money and avoid crowds, you might like to plan your vacation at a later time.


Accompong Maroon Festival
Accompong, St. Elizabeth; Jan. 6 .
This cultural event celebrates over 200 years  since the signing of the peace treaty between  Maroons and the British.
Bacchanal / Jamaica Carnival Kingston
Carnival celebrations kick off in January and run through Easter weekend.
Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival
Grizzley’s Plantation Cove, St. Ann    Jan. 31 – Feb. 7 
Enjoy live music and lots of excitement at this annual event. 
Rebel Salute
Grizzley’s Plantation Cove, St. Ann  Jan. 15 – 16. Starting out as a concert to celebrate the birthday of reggae icon Patrick “Tony Rebel” Barrett, Rebel Salute delivers the greatest roots reggae show on Earth. 
Official Reggae Month 
Organised by the Jamaica Reggae industry Association, come celebrate Jamaican music, art and culture. 
Bob Marley Birthday Bash
Negril Feb. 1 – 6
This six-day event series commemorates what would have been Bob Marley’s birthday.
Sugar Cane Ball
Round Hill Resort, Montego Bay Feb. 13;  Hanover Charities hosts an annual fundraiser. 
The Fat Tyre Festival
St. Mary, Ocho Rios
Feb. 16-22. Is Jamaica’s longest running mountain bike event.
Blue Mountain Music Festival
Holywell Park, Kingston
Feb. 27 – 28. BMMF is a two-day premier music festival where music meets food, art, craft, and nature in the most celebrated mountains of Jamaica.
Bacchanal / Jamaica Carnival
Carnival celebrations come to a close Easter weekend.
JAMFEST Spring Break Concert Series
Top local and international artistes perform throughout Negril. 
Kingston City Run
Kingston; March 11 – 13
Experience the vibe of Kingston by running its major businesses district, attractions and entertainment sites. 
 MoBay Yacht Club Easter Regatta
Montego Bay; March 25 – 28
Annual sailing event of several races staged along the North Coast over a four-day period.

April - June

Average temperatures are between the mid-70s and high 80s, but the weather can be a little rainy. Given the mist, the golf courses and beaches are relatively quiet, and hotels offer incentives to visit in spring.


Flights and room rates are probably the lowest at this time of years, but decreased tourism and increased rain showers might cause many of the key attractions and hotels to close. However guesthouses can be an alternative accommodation.


In these fall to early winter months, the Caribbean hurricane season tapers off, leaving behind sunny skies and average temputures somewhere between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. For the best value, try to book your vacation in before the mid- December holidays start( the low threat of rainy season tends to keep prices down at most of the area's resorts.