Lots of Fun at Pelican Point Coconut Festival in Grand Bahama

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services
Source: Bahamas Information Services
Date: April 1, 2016


The 18th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival was held in Pelican Point, Grand Bahama, on Easter Monday, March 28.  During this festival all coconut delicacies were featured.  (BIS Photo)


PELICAN POINT, Grand Bahama — For the past 18 years, every Easter Monday holiday residents and visitors have looked forward to attending the Annual Coconut festival in Pelican Point, Grand Bahama, and this year was no exception.


Hundreds of residents and visitors travelled to Pelican Point on Monday, March 28, to enjoy the best in coconut-based cuisine along with arts and craft.


The 18th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival held on Easter Monday, March 28, brought together hundreds of residents and visitors with the best in coconut on display, in food and arts and crafts.  The event was also used to kick-off Grand Bahama Pre-Carnival Celebration. The Grand Bahama Carnival Celebration will be held on April 15-16, 2016 on Taino Beach, Grand Bahama.  Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville is pictured centre left, Ministry of Tourism Permanent Secretary Harrison Thompson, centre right, and Director of Tourism for Grand Bahama Betty Bethel, seventh left.  (BIS Photo)


The Coconut Festival was dubbed the kick-off for Grand Bahama’s Pre-Carnival Celebration. The Pelican Point Event Planning Committee and Ministry of Tourism partnered to ensure that this cultural event assists the local economy, while continuing the showcase all things Bahamian.


Organizers along with the Ministry of Tourism officials said this year’s festival was a huge success.


Coconut Barking Competition at the 18th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival held March 28 in Pelican Point, Grand Bahama.  (BIS Photo)