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This year RumBahamas

is thrilled to host diverse and unique rums from all over the Caribbean and the world. Whether you are a seasoned rum connoisseur, a cultural consumer or, a social sipper RumBahamas has an offering for your palate.


Observe the excitement of an international rum competition with an exclusive category of “Boutique Rums of The Bahamas and The Caribbean”. Dozens of rums will vie for the top spot as the International Rum Council judges them.


Over 30 intriguing rums available for sampling.


We have a diverse offering of rums! Fall in love with the perfect rum or two to take home.

Live Demonstrations

Discover how sugarcane and molasses contribute to the mysterious process of rum distillation and other intriguing live demonstrations.

Whet your intellect!

Hear the Hollywood-worthy history of rum in The Bahamas. Learn about how rum shaped the fabled fortunes of the Caribbean. Find out how rum is made and much, much more.


Indulge in fun and feisty bites!

At RumBahamas, the foodie in you will be able to:


your Caribbean comfort foods with a new world twist and taste creative island fare.


international and local professional chefs demonstrate the creative use of rum in food—in sweet and savoury sauces and other wild ideas.

Be tempted

by the innovative food displays exhibiting fresh takes on local favourites.

Buy locally sourced

jams, jellies, sauces, barbecue glazes and more—all inspired by rum and sugarcane themes.


Whether you were born and bred in The Bahamas or you’re visiting our lovely islands as a tourist, you’ll be blown away by the cultural explosion that is Festival RumBahamas.

You’ll enjoy awe-inspiring artists and entertainment that will take your breath away including professional storytellers, Emanji: A Bahamian Circus, The Junkanoo Commandos, dramatic theatre performances and museum.

Just one beat of the Junkanoo Drum will let you know that RumBahamas is the ultimate non-stop Bahamian party. Get ready to dance, wind down (we say wine down),

shake and shimmy like you’ve never danced before as you experience:

  • Caribbean Calypso bands and old time Calypso music
  • Bands from the Haitian, Jamaican and Cuban Communities
  • Fire dancing and Limbo
  • Steel drums
  • Junkanoo rush-outs
  • Flash mobs
  • Bahamian celebrity performers
  • Bahamian bands
  • Reggae entertainment
  • Rake ‘n’ Scrape
  • Celebrity DJs playing great music from the islands