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Don’t Miss These Annual Events in Negril

Stepping away from the hustle of life to focus on vacation fun for a while can do wonders for a traveler’s perspective. When you’re overdue for a well-earned getaway somewhere scenic, sunny, and fun, there’s no better place to find yourself on the map than Negril, Jamaica. Whether you’re one for the great outdoors or you’re looking to kick back and relax in style, this destination is designed just for you. It’s also a place where a robust annual events calendar can be counted on meaning no matter when you arrive, there’s something exciting to look forward to! The following are a few of the many annual events hosted in Negril that you’ll want to take note of when you’re planning your next trip this way.

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If you find yourself in Negril at the beginning of a new year, you’ll be right on time to take part in, or watch the annual Jamaica Sprint Triathlon. This event draws in hundreds of participants looking to enjoy a three-part competition that includes swimming, cycling, and running. It’s a stunning test of endurance in a breathtaking setting that’s sure to inspire. If your travel plans have you staying through the end of the month, the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in Montego Bay is hosted annually at the Rose Hall Great House and is well worth checking out too. It’s just an hour from Negril and a fun day trip to add to your itinerary.


A February journey in this direction means you can make the most of Reggae Month celebrations across the country including Negril. Starting February 1st, Jamaica hosts weekly live reggae performances across nearly all of its cities. It’s also common for lectures by top reggae scholars to be added to the lineup of events this time of year.


Springtime travelers making their way to Negril in May can enjoy the Mocha Festival towards the end of the month. This is a five-day event that typically spans Memorial Day weekend complete with themed parties, live entertainment and plenty of fantastic food and beverages to enjoy too.


Summer marks the arrival of the annual Jamaica International Jazz Festival which happens each June. This is a country-wide jazz festival that includes concerts and dance parties in Negril for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.


Five days of high-energy fun are on the calendar in early August in Negril with the arrival of Dream Weekend. This is a fun-filled event that includes themed parties, dancing, and plenty of live music too.


The last year of the month in Negril welcomes the Reggae Marathon to town. This international marathon invites athletes from across the globe to come and put their athletic skills to the test. There are also options for participants to enjoy the half marathon or a 10K in December.

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