Experience Bahamas Culture Firsthand at The Out Islands of the Bahamas Summer Family Festivals

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From Junkanoo cultural festivals to Regatta and Heritage fests, plan your summer vacation with the MyOutIsland.com's festival and events guide.

Sandy beaches. Blue skies. Perfect weather. If these aren't enough reasons to visit The Out Islands of the Bahamas this summer, how about a chance to experience real Bahamian culture? From Junkanoo cultural festivals to heritage fests, plan your next Bahamas vacation around our festival and events guide.

Abaco Junkanoo Summer Festival, June 8 - July 6, 2007
This Junkanoo cultural festival provides a glimpse inside Bahamas culture, featuring native music, food & drink, dance and calypso bands, arts and crafts, junkanoo parades and the Bahamas Police marching and pop bands. It's a Bahamian street festival that captures several elements of Bahamas culture on a single stage for a dramatic experience. Authentic Bahamian cultural encounters: native music, food, dance, and arts and crafts are presented. For more information and an Abaco festival and events guide, contact the Abaco Tourist Office (242) 367-3067.

Exuma Junkanoo Summer Festival, June 9 - July 14, 2007
This annual event will be held in conjunction with the Independent Fish Fry Committee. The event will be held for six Saturdays beginning June 9, through July 14, 2007. The festival is based on all things Bahamian. Great emphasis is placed on culture, heritage, and Bahamian entertainment. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, pastries, food, games, and old fashioned competitions incorporate the essence of the festival. For more information and an Exuma festival and events guide, contact Exuma Tourist Office (242) 336-2430.

Bimini Independence Festival, June 30 and July 2, 2007
During this time, natives and visitors come together with Bahamian food, music, and fun, celebrating Bahamian and American Independence. For more information and a Bimini festival and events guide, contact the Bimini Tourist Office (242) 347-3529.

Acklins Regatta & Heritage Festival, August 2-6, 2007
This sailing regatta & signature heritage festival is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism to showcase local Bahamas culture, arts, and crafts. Live entertainment, Bahamian artists and lots of food and drinks can be found. For more information, contact Doramae Wright (242) 328-8322.

About Out Islands of the Bahamas
The Out Islands of the Bahamas include the Abacos, Acklins, Andros, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera/Harbour Island, The Exumas, and Long island. Each island is home to private and government airports. For private pilots seeking to fly in the Bahamas, the Out Islands offer simple procedures, three FBOs, and an array of complete private pilot packages from many resorts. To learn more about The Out Islands of the Bahamas, please visit http://www.MyOutIslands.com or call 1-800-OUT-ISLANDS today.

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