Calendar of Events for the Abaco Islands

 



February 2004

1st Annual Fly-Fishing Tournament
Feb 13 - Feb 18 2004

International Bonefishing enthusiasts primarily from the United States, will be brought to the tiny fishing enclave of Sandy Point for a week of fishing and other activities. Sandy Point fishing is among the finest in the region and will add favorably to what should become a “world class” annual event.  Phone: (242) 366-4007

Great Abaco Triathlon
Feb 14 2004

The Great Abaco Triathlon enters its tenth year as a recreational promotion for the Abacos. The event draws from an important niche market, sports tourism.  For more information call the Abaco Touist Office (242) 367-2037
 

March 2004

Great Southern Air Race
End of March - Beginning of April
Walker's Cay and
Marsh Harbour will be the two fly-by (stops) on the race route, which starts in Daytona Beach and ends in Marco Island, Florida. Sponsored by the Florida Race Pilots Association, Inc. For more information, telephone Alexis Koehleer in Florida at 1-800-247-1006; fax: (904)760-1008 or Peyton Yon at (850) 926-2327.


April 2004

End of March - Beginning of April
Walker's Cay and
Marsh Harbour will be the two fly-by (stops) on the race route, which starts in Daytona Beach and ends in Marco Island, Florida. Sponsored by the Florida Race Pilots Association, Inc. For more information, telephone Alexis Koehleer in Florida at 1-800-247-1006; fax: (904)760-1008 or Peyton Yon at (850) 926-2327.
 

May 2004

Alton Lowe Spring Art Exhibition
An exhibition showcasing paintings by well-known Bahamian artist, Alton Lowe; ship models by Bertrum Lowe and sculpture by James Mastin. A concert to also take place in the Garden Theatre. Location: The Albert Lowe Museum,
New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay. For more information, telephone Mr. Alton Lowe at the Albert Lowe Museum, (242)365-4094 or Ms. Margaret Curry in Nassau at (242) 327-2704.

Bertrah-Hatteras Shoot Out
First and Second Week of May

For more information, contact the Abaco Tourist Office at telephone (242) 367-3067; fax (242) 367-3068.

The Green Turtle Club's Annual Billfish Tournament
May - Third and Fourth Week
The Green Turtle Club 18th Annual Billfish Tournament is expected to have a large turnout thanks to the hard work and efforts of Commitee Chairman Sue Graeves. The tournament runs from the 19th May to the 22nd. A local artists Art Show will be held on Thursday, May 20th.

Annual Penny Turtle Billfish Ball
May - Third and Fourth Week
Walter Robins on the B&B boat was last year's winner, with a 40lb. catch. Location: Marsh Harbour. For further information, contact the Abaco Tourist Office at telephone (242) 367-3067; fax: (242) 367-3068.

Bahamas Billfish Championships
May - Fourth Week - First Week of June
Location: Marsh Harbour. For more information, contact the Abaco Tourist Office at telephone (242) 367-3067; fax (242) 367-3068.
 

June 2004

Bahamas Billfiish Tournaments
Location:
Marsh Harbour. For more information, contact the Abaco Tourist Office at telephone (242) 367-3067; fax (242) 367-3068.


Whit Monday
June 1
A public holiday.

Bahamas Billfish Championships
May - Fourth Week - First Week of June
Location: Marsh Harbour. For more information, contact the Abaco Tourist Office at telephone (242) 367-3067; fax (242) 367-3068.
 

July 2004

Around The Islands Race For The Bahamas Sailing Cup
July - First Week
Visiting yachtsmen challenge the power of their craft in an exciting 40-mile race around Green Turtle Cay
and surrounding cays. For registration, and further information, contact the Green Turtle Club & Marina, telephone (242)365-4271; fax (242) 365-4272.

Annual Regatta Time In Abaco (RTIA)
JULY - First and Second Week
[Central Abaco - 5 stops] an exciting 9 day annual series of five boat races attracting scores of visiting sailboats to the Sea of Abaco during Bahamas Independence Week. Participants compete for over 100 bronze trophies, skillfully crafted by local Abaco sculptor, Pete Johnston. Highlights include nightly entertainment, free cocktail parties, beach picnics, cultural activities and a grand finale party. For registration forms and further information, write to Regatta Time In Abaco, P.O. Box AB-20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, or contact Dave or Kathy Ralph, telephone (242)367-2677; fax (242)367-3677.

Independence Day
July 10
A public holiday [The Islands Of The Bahamas]. July 5th official activities (festivities, parades and celebrations) will take place to commemorate the anniversary of independence of The Bahamas.


 

 

 

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