Type: Family Friendly, Museums, Uniquely Here
Junkanoo, a uniquely Bahamian spectacle, brings to mind the high energy, vibrant colors of Mardi Gras and the rhythmic sound of Brazil's Carnival. Its roots are in the 17th century, when slaves took... Read More
Junkanoo, a uniquely Bahamian spectacle, brings to mind the high energy, vibrant colors of Mardi Gras and the rhythmic sound of Brazil's Carnival. Its roots are in the 17th century, when slaves took to the streets to celebrate Christmas and New Year's. Junkanoo continues to draw the community together every December 26th and January 1st for an incredible pre-dawn procession down Bay Street. If you aren't lucky enough to be present for the actual festivities, be sure to stop by this museum to marvel at the elaborate (and often sizable!) costume pieces, masks and floats. The music of the Junkanoo drums is sure to boost your party spirit and get your toes tapping!
Prince George Wharf
- Daily 10am-4pm
- Adult $2; Child $0.50
- Attractions near Cruise Port: "Make this your first or last stop if you're getting off the boat at 9 a.m. or departing in the afternoon."
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Experience Bahamian culture at the Junkanoo Expo museum, located at the Prince George Wharf; you'll pass by it as you disembark.