If you love reggae, you’re going to love the Reggae Sumfest. After all, what could be better than partying and jamming to reggae right in the very place the genre was born in? The Reggae Sumfest had its humble beginnings back in 1993, and now it’s the biggest music festival in Jamaica.
‘It attracts thousands of people from all over the world who come together to celebrate the radness that is reggae.’
No less than the likes of Jimmy Cliff, Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Toots & The Maytals, and so much more have graced the stages of the Reggae Sumfest over the last few decades.
The Reggae Sumfest is held mid-July of every year, and features live performances each night. The balmy summer temps, reggae-filled air, and beach parties are just some of the things you can look forward to at the festival. The event will also have other awesome activities for festival goers like the Colorfest Beach Party, the Free Street Dance and Party, the All White Party, and the Blitz Party.
You wouldn’t want to miss out on the Reggae Sumfest. It’s going to be the most epic reggae beach party in the Caribbean!
The Reggae Sumfest will be held at different venues in Montego Bay. The events and venues are as follows:
July 14: Colorfest Beach Party at Tropical Bliss Beach
July 15: The Free Street Dance and Party on the Hip Strip
July 16: The All White Party at Pier One
July 17: The Blitz Party at Hard Rock Café
July 18: The 20th Anniversary of Irish & Chin’s World Clash at the Pier One Event Center
July 19 & 20: Main Festival Nights at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Center
If you’ll be around downtown, the best way to get around is by taxi. Get a glimpse of Jamaican urban life by exploring this area; just make sure to hail one of the three main kinds of taxis: red-plate, tours, and non-red plates.
At and around the Hip Strip on Gloucester Avenue, getting around on foot is the most efficient way to explore the sites and restaurants. There are sidewalks on both sides of the road, so it’s safe enough to walk around this area.
Montego Bay has over 7,500 hotel rooms to choose from. The most convenient areas to stay in for the Reggae Sumfest would be around Gloucester and downtown. Whether you’re traveling for the festival alone or with a group of your buddies, there’s a lot of accommodation options ranging from hotels to villas, inns, chateaus, and everything in between.
Montego Bay, Jamaica’s gem of a tourist capital, is a paradise for beach lovers. Check out Cornwall Beach and Doctor’s Cave Beach for good old swimming, tanning, and beach activities. Tour operators will stroll up and down the coast offering horseback riding, parasailing, and other fun activities so if this is your thing, keep an eye out for them.
Dunn’s River Falls and Park, around 2 hours by taxi from Montego Bay, is recommended for adrenaline junkies. It features four rivers that combine into an exciting rapid descent that goes straight into the sparkling waters of the Caribbean.
The Reggae Sumfest will be held from July 14-20, 2019.
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