As the winter season draws to a close and spring advances, many great art and entertainment events are happening throughout The Bahamas. With the winter storms lessening and the winds becoming more benign, it is a perfect time to check out some of the less-protected anchorages while the weather becomes more favorable. Some favorite destinations for this time of year are Conception Island and the Jumentos. Lobster season draws to a close at the end of the month, so enjoy the fruit of your spearfishing labor with a beach barbeque.
Marsh Harbour Reef Ball – March 1
The Annual Reef Ball is an awards ceremony that recognizes individuals who have played a significant role in the protection and sustainability of the environment. The event also serves as one of the larger fundraising events for Friends of the Environment. The event offers a great time with live music, a silent and live auction with one-of-a-kind pieces, a raffle, and great food. Join the Friends of the Environment in recognizing conservation efforts at the Marsh Harbour Marina & Jib Room. friendsoftheenvironment.com
Hope Town Annual Heritage Day – March 1
Come to Hope Town to celebrate and learn about the island’s heritage with speakers, school musical groups, a boat parade, museum tours, and traditional Bahamian cuisine. Heritage Day is coordinated through the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum as a fundraiser and includes local history, art, food, and interactive displays. Make sure you set aside time to visit the candy-striped Hopetown Lighthouse—the only oil-fired, hand-wound lighthouse still in operation. Contact Debbie Malone at the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum (242) 366-0293. hopetownmuseum.com