KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Fishing tournaments, music and cultural events
are highlights of the Jamaican calendar.
The following is a look at upcoming events:Montego Bay Yacht Club Marlin Tournament, Montego Bay, Sept. 4
through 6. In its 40th year, this event attracts a large number of
local and international participants.Falmouth Fishing tournament, Trelawn, Sept. 14 through 16. This
is another popular fishing event with participants from around the
world.Discovery Bay Marlin tournament, Discovery Bay, Sept. 22 and
23. With fishing in season, tournaments run back to back.All That Heritage and Jazz Festival, Montego Bay, Oct. 9
through 17. Jazz concerts and a heritage festival featuring local
and international artists.St. Andrew Flower Arrangement & Garden Club, Kingston, Nov.
24 through 26. On display at the 31st annual show, themed "Art and
Nature," are floral arrangements from Jamaica and other Caribbean
islands as well as the U.S. and South America.Caribbean Heritage Fest 2000, St. Catherine, Nov. 26 through
28. The festival showcases the best of Caribbean food, traditional
entertainment and folklore.
At press time, at least eight islands were slated to participate
in this event.Caribbean Music Expo, Ocho Rios, Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. This
event highlights the strong musical heritage of the Caribbean with
music representing a variety of islands.South Coast Shrimp Festival, Cashoo Ostrich Park on the
southwest coast, Dec. 2 and 3. This festival is a cultural
extravaganza featuring music, cuisine, and arts and crafts.
International food experts will be on hand to exchange ideas on
cooking shrimp.Reggae Superjam, Kingston, Dec. 28. This live concert offers
Jamaica's best performing artists of the year.